Butch Walker is set to release his new full-length, Afraid of Ghosts, Feb. 3 via Dangerbird Records, and, in celebration the at least part-time Nashvillian has announced a free, in-store performance on Monday, Feb. 2 at Grimey’s. While Grimey’s is no stranger to impressive in-stores, if Butch’s track record at his last few Music City appearances is any indication, expect this one to be packed, and plan to arrive well before the 6 p.m. start time if you want any hope of finding a spot.
Afraid of Ghosts is Walker’s first proper full-length in four years, and first billed under his own name (without the “and the Black Widows” moniker) since 2008. Though he’s, perhaps, as well-known for being a producer songwriter as he is a performer, Butch has played in various bands and worked with a huge range of artists over the years, and was even the subject of a documentary in 2013. Most recently, he’s been on tour in support of Ryan Adams, who produced Afraid of Ghosts at his Los Angeles PAX-AM studios. Early buzz is this that album is incredible, and, if music video for “Bed on Fire” below is any indication, we certainly believe it.