Aug 25, 2012 | Comments 0
On October 1st the Walking Papers release their debut album, featuring appearances from Duff McKagen and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready.
Walking Papers is a new blues-rock band formed by Jeff Angell and Barrett Martin, two long-serving veterans of the Seattle music scene. Jeff previously sang and played guitar for the bands Post Stardom Depression and The Missionary Position, and Barrett, a drummer and multi-instrumentalist, played for grunge pioneers Skin Yard and Screaming Trees, as well as the super groups Mad Season and Tuatara.
This debut album features a stellar cast of additional musicians who have each added their unique musical voice to the album: Visceral bass lines from Duff McKagan (Guns & Roses, Velvet Revolver), blistering guitar solos from Mike McCready (Pearl Jam, Mad Season), elegant keyboard stylings from Benjamin Anderson, and soulful horn arrangements from Dave Carter (Trumpet), Dan Spalding (Baritone Sax), and Ed Ulman (Trombone). The album was mixed by Jack Endino.
Walking Papers show on their debut album that a great song can be conveyed through percolating marimbas, vibraphone, piano, and trumpet, just as easily as it can with thundering drums, bass, and a howling guitar solo. The songs on this album stand alone as individual stories, but taken together as a whole, they tell a much larger narrative that conveys the tales of wandering souls, the collisions of will, and the dark beauty of the American heart.
The bands first single ‘Your Secret’s Safe With Me’ is available on their Facebook page.
Walking Papers, was joined by Duff McKagan and Mike McCready for its official debut Slim’s Last Chance, in Georgetown and here a review of the show from the Seattle Times
UK and European live dates are being planned
Walking Papers track listing
Label: Boredom Killing Business/Sunyata Records, 2012
Produced by Jeff Angell & Barrett Martin
Mixed by Jack Endino at Soundhouse, Seattle, WA
Walking Papers are:
Jeff Angell – Guitars, Piano, Lead Vocals
Barrett Martin – Drums, Vibes, Marimbas, Upright Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Duff McKagan – Bass on 3, 4, 5, 7
Mike McCready – Guitar Solos on 2, 8
Benjamin Anderson – Keyboards on 2, 5, 8
Dave Carter – Trumpet on 4, 10
Dan Spalding – Baritone Sax on 4, 8
Ed Ulman – Trombone on 4