Walking Papers

Album Title: 
Walking Papers
Release Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2013
Review Type: 

Walking Papers is a 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.

Walking Papers self-titled debut album features a cast of musicians who have each added their own musical voices to the sound. Vocals and Guitar come from Jeff himself. Drums, vibraphone and backing vocals from Barrett. Electric Bass from Duff McKagan. 2 blistering guitar solos from Mike McCready, keyboards from Benjamin Anderson, and a few horn arrangements from Dave Carter (Trumpet), Dan Spalding (Baritone Sax), and Ed Ulman (Trombone).

So yes a lot of work went into this record and it shows. Production wise and the overall sound of the record is  top notch. Style wise this is not for everyone here. It isn't metal (witch surely isn't a bad thing). The record has its up and down moments and gives a lot of variety in different moods the band tries to bring. I never heard of this band, and it isn't my favorite genre, but i love this record.