Kicking off the sessions for Stay Gold, Butch Walker’s 8th and most fully realized release yet, these 4-track demos reveal the jubilant spirit of rebirth and celebration that guided the sessions for the album. Cassette Backs is an unvarnished look at a prolific artist in full control, liberated from pretense and dedicated to the noble pursuit of Rock and Roll.
Cassette Backs compiles stripped-down early versions of standout songs from Stay Gold, including a stunningly sparse version of the album’s title track, alongside previously unreleased songs about hoodlum friends, exasperating kids, old times and lost loves with hints of doo wop, folk, pop, rock and everything in between.
released November 25, 2016
Recorded and mixed by Walker on an 80's Teac 244 4 - track cassette multitrack recorder.
Mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic
All vocals and instruments by Butch Walker except:
Jake Sinclair - bass guitar
Mark Stepro - drums