The Whistles & the Bells – alt-rock moniker of acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson – has revealed a “dark but beautifully poetic” new single, “Ode To Yeezus / Ultralight Beam,” which EARMILK is premiered last week. They call the track “a somber tune that blurs the line between songwriter and mad-man producer,” and state, "Simpson takes a very real moment in Kanye West’s life to create a sonic reflection on the current state of this social media/often shallow world we're living in...It's an evocative look at how too often we forget that artists, like Kanye, are real people with human struggles and that their personal battles aren't just catchy headlines to them," adding, “Be sure to turn the lights down, put these songs on and sip a glass of red wine because that is the best way to enjoy this beautiful, strange magic."
Live from the 2017 New Year's Eve Beale Street Guitar drop, Walter stops by the Withers Collection Gallery to speak with Roz Withers. Roz is the daughter of iconic Civil Rights Photographer, Ernest Withers. In this podcast Roz discusses MLK 50, The legacy of her father and the legendary Tito Jackson also stops by the show !
Last month, the bright-eyed and bubbly new artist, Maggie Schneider, announced her brand new EP, entitled Tinted Glasses due out January 12, 2018. With a culmination of fresh, honest, and open-hearted lyrics, Schneider writes her songs about her love of life and optimistic point of view. The 4-track EP, produced by Rian Dawson of All Time Low at Track Happy Studios, is about navigating life, relationships, growing up and delves into how her life has changed since her debut release, Insomniac.
Seattle's 8-piece progressive outfit The Complex Dialect recently revealed official details for their debut album, Change, which has been set for release on December 1, 2017. Produced at Seattle's infamous London Bridge Studios by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius, Surfer Blood) and mastered by Ed Brooks (Fleet Foxes, Death Cab for Cutie, Pearl Jam), Change is a representation of both "problem" and "solution" perspectives when engaging with the ever-changing world we deal with in present time. Their powerful, progressive message caught the attention of HuffPost, who teamed up with The Complex Dialect to unveil their latest single, "One Constellation." "One Constellation" starts off Side B: Solution, and is a song about perspective. It's about stepping away from our earthly issues and looking for a deeper understanding of our existence in the true grand scheme of things.
Alt-Americana singer-songwriter, Butch Parnell, recently announced details for this latest EP, The Fall, which has been set for release on November 17th, 2017. The Fall is a 6-track collection of soulful, emotionally-driven, and slightly twangy tunesthat will appeal to fans of artists like The Lemonheads, Brandi Carlile, or The Lone Bellow. Butch Parnell describes the EP as, "...a familiar story of love and loss that I've tried to tell as simply and without pretense as I can." Today, Butch Parnell released the second single off the EP, "Hurry," which premiered exclusively with The Boot. "Hurry" is a track about confessing love and allowing it to light the way to hope. Parnell wrote the song to win over an unrequited love and, while the song didn't necessarily work out for him in the romance department, it's been a crowd pleaser with his live audience.