Matthew McConaughey reprised his role as David Wooderson from ‘Dazed and Confused’ in Butch Walker and the Black Widows music video for their single ‘Synthesizers’. The track is off their recently released Dangerbird Records album ‘The Spade’. Watch it via Vevo below.
Blagsound.com caught up with Butch Walker in a Q&A, where the rocker talked about his new album with The Black Widows, having more fun than he’s ever had, being happy with every song on the new album ‘The Spade’, how Elvis Costello is enough of an influence on him he’s gotten his tattoo on his arm, living in the shadow of his former self musically, and his favorite records.
“I feel like the whole first half of the record really sums up who we are, from the first song ‘Bodegas and Blood’ it really establishes that we’re a rock band,” Walker explained. “It sounds like how we play it live, because the whole record is live. That’s how we try and make it, we go in and we work the song up live and press record button on the tape.”
Butch Walker is out with the video to his new single ‘Pretty Melody’, off the American rock artist’s fifth full-length studio album ‘I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart’, available at iTunes. The Shane Valdés directed treatment features cameos by Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith of Panic At The Disco. Watch it via YouTube below.
Butch Walker spoke with MuchMusic in a Q&A, where the rocker talked about playing a lot of stuff from the new album ‘Sycamore Meadows’ on their current tour, memories of touring with Avril Lavigne, redoing the album because he “didn’t feel like it was being recorded right”, upbeat songs being easier for him, and how his obsession with Elvis Costello will likely prevent a collaboration with the British artist.
“My love for him is unparalleled. I don’t think I could even talk to him now, because I ran into him in an elevator when I wasted once at the Chateau Marmont in LA,” Walker revealed. “He got in the elevator with me at like midnight, and it was just me and him in this dark, small elevator. I just pulled my shirt sleeve up and showed him my tattoo and was just speechless, just pointing at it. He was like, ‘That’s nice, that’s quite nice,’ and just turned around. So now I just feel like I’ve ruined my chances of working with him, because then he’d be like, ‘I can’t work with some psychopath that wants to kill me.'”
PerezHilton.com has learned that the Malibu home owned by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea which burned down last weekend was being rented by musician/producer Butch Walker. “Butch lost everything,” a friend of artist revealed. “He had been renting Flea’s house for a while and was in the process of buying it. The house was completely burned down.” Included in Walker’s losses were the masters to every song he ever recorded. Read more.
Butch Walker is out with the video to his new single ‘Bethamphetamine’, from the album ‘The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let’s Go Out Tonites’, due out July 11th. The video features Avril Lavigne. Watch it below.