Levee Walkers 7 Inch

rw160510rw160510 Posts: 410
New band featuring Mike with Duff and Barrett Martin. On sale now at https://hockeytalkter.myshopify.com/
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  • jeffbrjeffbr SeattlePosts: 5,557
    Thanks for the heads up!
    "I'll use the magic word - let's just shut the fuck up, please." EV, 04/13/08
  • lotsalemonlotsalemon Boston Posts: 2,111

    Awesome!

    Hoping they'll sell some t-shirts at some point too.
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  • listen to Freedom Song and Tears for the West here:
    http://www.leveewalkers.net/
  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,028
    "In 2015, when Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, and Barrett Martin officially formed the Levee Walkers, it could be said that the band really formed about 25 years ago. That’s when Pearl Jam guitarist Mike first saw Duff playing bass in Guns & Roses, and around the same time, Mike saw Barrett playing drums in the Screaming Trees. Musical ideas began to form with all three men, like shadows that move across the landscape yet cannot be defined. Someday though, the shadows would merge.

    In 1994, after years of work touring in their respective bands, Mike and Barrett formed the dark blues quartet Mad Season, and the following year, in 1995, Mike contributed guitar to the Screaming Trees vaunted “Dust” album. Around 1997 Barrett finally met Duff in Los Angeles, and the drummer and bassist tried to form their own band, an unnamed project that never made it out of Duff’s basement in the Hollywood Hills. However in 2012, Barrett and Duff would finally form their own band, the dirty blues themed Walking Papers, based in Seattle. Mike would appear on that album too, contributing some guitar solos to the growing plotline.

    Over the decades, the three men battled their own phantoms, burying a few friends along the way, until they emerged with clear hearts and minds, a seasoned understanding of music and the nature of life and death, and perhaps most importantly, the art of writing a great song, the most sacred tenant in their codex. As one can clearly see, a musical tapestry was being woven, and its texture was rich, varied, and embedded with soul.

    In 2014, the three would unite to play as Mad Season for one historic show with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell on vocals and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra providing the majestic soundtrack to the hallowed songs of Mad Season. Finally in 2015, after 25 years of slow and deliberate evolution, the three have merged to form the Levee Walkers. Their first two songs feature Jaz Coleman on vocals, he from the legendary British band Killing Joke, a band that was highly influential on the three when they were young men absorbing the hardest and edgiest music of the 1980s and 90s. Killing Joke represented what the three wanted from a band - a conscious and powerful singer-lyricist, a ferocious musical delivery, and a sound that could not be imitated because it was so unique unto itself.

    But Jaz is just the first in a handful of select singers who will be putting words and voice to the music of the Levee Walkers. More walkers are coming, as they emerge from the shadows.

    A Levee Walker, by the way, is a phantom that is occasionally seen walking across the tops of levees in the middle of the night. Legend says they are the ghosts of men who died during the construction of the levees, others say they are ghosts looking for their lost lovers, and others say the apparitions are simply a flash of light and fog which can plays tricks on the mind when you are lost in the mysterious waterways of the Deep American South.

    The Levee Walkers are a Seattle band to be sure, but their roots are firmly dug into the foundational music of blues, rock, and punk, reinterpreted through the filter of the Pacific Northwest. To become a Levee Walker you must have at least 25 years of musical experience, survived battles with the forces of darkness, and perhaps even kissed death on the cheek. More importantly, there must exist a deep reverence for the music of your comrades, and the commitment they made to this hardest of paths. If you have that kind of grit, then you can listen to music with us, walk with us, and grow with us. And like a Levee Walking phantom, this band will appear, disappear, and reappear again, as the musical inspiration suits us.

    Please enjoy this first offering. And walk with us."

    Barrett Martin, Seattle
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,504
    Thanks! :)
  • rw160510rw160510 Posts: 410
    No problems. I normally manage to ride every one else's coat tales on these things so it's nice to be able to repay the favours a little bit.
  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 1,682
    thanks!
  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,319
    Thanks for the heads-up :hang_loose:
  • scurtisscurtis Posts: 2,092
    Easy decision, after all it is pay day. Thanks for posting.
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  • Cool tunes, not sure if I'll buy though.
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  • DrdealDrdeal Posts: 459
    Got the clear one. COOL!!!!!
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,504
    Shipped confirmation email already? Sweet! :)
  • jeffbrjeffbr SeattlePosts: 5,557
    demetrios said:

    Shipped confirmation email already? Sweet! :)

    That was quick! Got mine, too.
    "I'll use the magic word - let's just shut the fuck up, please." EV, 04/13/08
  • jazzbo26jazzbo26 Framingham, MAPosts: 455
    Looks like the limited clear is sold out
  • patrickwieczorepatrickwieczore West SeattlePosts: 497
    I'm hoping it shows up at Easy Street, the clear with shipping and tax was almost $30.00
  • Clear sold out already? Wow!! I dropped the ball
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,504
    jazzbo26 said:

    Looks like the limited clear is sold out

    Yep. How many copies were there anyways?
  • DrdealDrdeal Posts: 459
    So happy to have obtained this 45. This is a Supergroup if there ever was one. I plan on trying to obtain their subsequent releases over the years.
  • jhuludjhulud Posts: 267
    Darn. Missed out on the clear one. Anyone snag an extra willing to trade for something?
  • DischordVisionDischordVision SEAttle by way of WNYPosts: 533

    I'm hoping it shows up at Easy Street, the clear with shipping and tax was almost $30.00

    agreed. unless it's 10 club exclusive I don't buy vinyl anymore with high state tax and shipping. always better off at Easy Street...
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  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 1,682
    edited April 2016
    I had read an inteview with Barrett awhile ago that he and Mike had written/recorded a second Mad Season record recently, but were looking for singers. Jaz was on the list, and Brandi Carlisle (sp?) was a possibility as well.

    I would hate to assume things, but am wondering if this is the result of that project? Barret is active in social media, but doesn't seem to respond to questions ( I know he is very busy!)
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,504
    kramer73 said:

    I had read an inteview with Barrett awhile ago that he and Mike had written/recorded a second Mad Season record recently, but were looking for singers. Jaz was on the list, and Brandi Carlisle (sp?) was a possibility as well.

    I would hate to assume things, but am wondering if this is the result of that project? Barret is active in social media, but doesn't seem to respond to questions ( I know he is very busy!)

    If it is then I'm glad they didn't release this as Mad Season's 2nd album. Without Layne & Baker, there is no Mad Season. I wouldn't be happy if they released a new Mad Season album without them on it. I'm glad they went with Levee Walkers if it's true.
  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 1,682
    demetrios said:

    kramer73 said:

    I had read an inteview with Barrett awhile ago that he and Mike had written/recorded a second Mad Season record recently, but were looking for singers. Jaz was on the list, and Brandi Carlisle (sp?) was a possibility as well.

    I would hate to assume things, but am wondering if this is the result of that project? Barret is active in social media, but doesn't seem to respond to questions ( I know he is very busy!)

    If it is then I'm glad they didn't release this as Mad Season's 2nd album. Without Layne & Baker, there is no Mad Season. I wouldn't be happy if they released a new Mad Season album without them on it. I'm glad they went with Levee Walkers if it's true.
    It wouldn't necessarily be called "Mad Season". After Layne's health got pretty bad, they were going to use Lanegan as the singer and used the name Disinformation. I don't think much work had been done on this, and then Baker died.
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,504
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,504
    @ Barrett Martin

    Hi Everyone,
    We haven’t had time to do many interviews about Levee Walkers, what with Mike being on tour with Pearl Jam and Duff doing the Guns & Roses reunion. But I sat down with Seattle rock radio station KISW for a 30 minute interview on the Men’s Room show. This show is a mainstay in Seattle for all things rock & roll, and during the interview I talk about my recent travel down the Amazon River, doing indigenous ceremonies, the importance of the bond between drummers and singers, and some of the ways music helps evolve society. And hey, we even talked about Levee Walkers and played the first single, “Freedom Song”! So if you have about 30 minutes to listen to some funny stories about world travel, tropical diseases, wild animal encounters, and the art of making a great record, then this is your jam. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy the first Levee Walkers first single. More singles are coming soon from different singers around the world!
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,504
    Whoa! Danko Jones did 2 songs with Levee Walkers.

    Also Barrett recorded a Brazil album. Mike McCready plays guitar solo on a track.
  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 1,682
    Sweet! Also, got mine in the mail yesterday!
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