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Aug 31, 2011Butch puts his best retro-rock hat on for his second release with the Black Widows. Rooted deep in garage rock and heartland oldies, The Spade is a flawless mix of Tom Petty's raucous side and Elvis Costello's biting lyrical wit. Guitars and gang vocals turned up, hooks and melodies everywhere. A true testament to Walker's ability to write clever songs with huge stuck-in-your-head choruses.
May 16, 2012Butch's best release to date, constantly evolving and finding his own. The Spade has so much to offer; From the modernized rock songs reminiscent of the 80's such as "Summer of 89" and "Day Drunk" to the softer "Closest Thing" and "Sweethearts" this album will not leave you disappointed.