Seattle’s Walking Papers, featuring Jefferson Angell (The Missionary Position), Benjamin Anderson (The Missionary Position), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) will release the moody and carnal WP2, their second album with Loud & Proud Records on January 19, 2018. The band posted a new video teaser today – see it below.
“This record has exceeded my expectations of what I thought that might be,” says Jefferson Angell. “It perfectly captures the raw, explosive energy of a band primed from extensive touring while at the same time achieving the polish and elevation that comes from experimenting in the studio.”
WP2 is the follow up to their 2013 critically acclaimed debut album that Rolling Stone called “…dark, alternately sensual and sinister.” USA Today said, “Sometimes an album sounds nothing like you expect yet still blows you away… It’s powerful yet nuanced, a kind of rock confident enough in itself that it rarely needs force to make its point.” Consequence Of Sound said, “It’s a record that largely eschews typical hard rock fare, opting instead for a blues rock that slinks and wafts as much as it crunches and blusters. This unlikely dynamic makes Walking Papers a pink slip you’ll actually be happy to get.” VH1 described the band’s sound as, “…weathered, bluesy and broken in by years of experience. This is hard rock as made by grown ass men with stories to tell and no one to please but themselves.”
Walking Papers will hold a special record release party at The Crocodile in Seattle on January 27th. The band will perform. Fans can purchase tickets for the all-ages show HERE. Seattle’s Evan Flory-Barnes will be playing bass for the evening in place of Duff McKagan.
The band also have a PledgeMusic campaign for pre-orders now – see it HERE. There fans will find exclusive offers for merchandise, unique items and experiences with the band, and the only place to purchase the song This Is How It Ends along with its companion comic book by Angell, graphic novelist Matt Hayward, and artist Csaba Master.
Jefferson Angell – Vocals, Guitar
Barrett Martin – Drums, Vibes, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Duff McKagan – Bass
Benjamin Anderson – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Walking Papers WP2 Track Listing:
- My Luck Pushed Back
- Death On The Lips
- Red & White
- Somebody Else
- Yours Completely
- Hard To Look Away
- Before You Arrived
- Don’t Owe Me Nothin’
- This Is How It Ends
- I Know You’re Lying
- Into The Truth