Premieres New Single “Baby”
With American Songwriter: https://bit.ly/2l84W6X
*Summer Tour Kicks Off July 3*
Watch “Never Understood” on Culture Collide
“…blending genres and techniques, from rootsy organic to ambient electronic“
“Tell It to the Judge merged rock, soul, and experimental pop
across a series of truly compelling tracks“
– Austin Monthly
Austin, TX – June 14, 2018 – Walker Lukens is kicking off his “Summer of Love” with his new single “Baby“, the first release following 2017’s Tell It To The Judge. Fans can check out the effervescent, funk-tinged track exclusively on: https://bit.ly/2l84W6X
Walker’s “Summer of Love” will feature two new singles, music videos, a live video, and a tour through Texas with his Song Confessional, a mobile recording booth where music fans’ experiences and ideas inspire top-notch songwriters to make original songs. He debuted the Song Confessional at SXSW this year, and professionally recorded the songs on the spot and later pressed them to a one of a kind seven inch vinyl record for the fans to take home.
Walker has been called “one of the best songwriters in Texas” (Free Press Houston.) The Austin-based, Houston-bred singer, multi-instrumentalist has been called “wonderfully inventive” (NPR World Cafe,) a “non-sexually intimidating version of Prince'” (Austin Chronicle,) and a “veteran balladeer with sudden indie rock ambitions” (Indy Week).
Last fall, Walker Lukens released Tell It To The Judge via Modern Outsider Records. Produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno, the record brings together some of Walker’s most prominent tracks to date, such as “Every Night” and “Lifted”, with new tunes for fans to enjoy. The album is now available via Billboard,Spotify, iTunes, &Amazon. He recently release a music video for “Never Understood” on Culture Collide.
In 2013, Walker released his first full length record Devoted, garnering praise from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard. The word spread far and wide, taking Lukens all over the US with his backing band The Side Arms, made up of Kyle Vonderau (guitar), Zac Catanzaro (drums, percussion), Mckenzie Griffin (vocals, keyboard, percussion), and Grant Himmler (bass, vocals).
After meeting Spoon drummer Jim Eno in a bar, Walker & The Side Arms started recording new music at with him at his studio, Public Hi-Fi. Their first collaboration, ‘Every Night,’ has been streamed over a million times now. Their second collaboration, ‘Lifted’ from Never Understood EP (Modern Outsider) spent 11 weeks in total on the specialty commercial radio charts, including 5 weeks in the Top 5 and 3 weeks at #1!
Walker will hit the Midwest this Summer. For more info on upcoming music and shows, visit: http://www.walkerlukens.com/.
Follow Walker Lukens:
Jul 3 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Jul 5 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
Jul 7 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
Jul 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
Jul 9 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
Aug 18 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s