Monday, September 15, 2014

We have a new video! "No More Rewind"

Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to present to you our latest music video, "No More Rewind!" We have a new record, "Nothing to Defend," and what better way to share it with you RIGHT NOW than with a new video?  In it, we pay homage to one of Brian's favorite artists.

It is actually an older song that was written many years ago, and only recently was pulled out, given a completely new treatment, and have been playing it live for the past few months. Hope you enjoy the song as much as we enjoyed making the video!

Enjoy! Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Announcing our new release/video compilation - "Nothing to Defend"

Talking to Walls - Nothing to Defend

We are pleased to announce the release of "Nothing to Defend" - a collection of new songs from our upcoming album, compiled with singles we have released over the past couple of years, and every official music video we have put out up until this point. Includes a brand new one which, as of writing this, is still not available anywhere else.

"Nothing to Defend" is sort of like 2009's "The Megan EP." Our forthcoming full-length album, "Lost in the Sound," is almost completely mixed and, by putting out this collection, gets some songs out there - it has been too long between albums and we can't wait to share some of our songs with you. Plus, we are trying to raise the money to make the full album release possible.

Talking to Walls is also pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from "Nothing to Defend" will go to the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counciling and Education in Stamford, CT. We just played a benefit for the Center this weekend, which was really important to us, and we want to continue to support their efforts.

 You can purchase "Nothing to Defend" on our online store here. Thanks to Matt Mullarkey for the cover art, and to Magdalena Abrego for playing with us this weekend.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

So, Father's Day, 2014...

I've spent much of the day around other people's fathers (congrats again to the Miklos and Kravitz families - last night's wedding gave you some awesome new relations). Now, as the day ends, here is me being with my Dad.

We didn't see eye to eye about a lot of things, when he was alive. Not in the "I'm gonna leave home at 15 and take lots of drugs and be in ratty punk bands" sort of way. Just different people, who were placed in a situation that didn't make the love any less.

Standing here on the edge of 10 years since I knew it would be your last Father's Day. I wish I could remember more of that day... but so much of those last 6-8 months is a blur. I can only think that, minus all of the days that I want to walk off the face of this earth (which is not your fault, it's my own chemical imbalance that I work through) you made me a better man. Even if it makes me work harder than I should have to, be a completist when I don't have to, and see things through further than I should have any responsibility for, I am proud of the man you made me become. You may not have understood me, and at the same time said "you can be whatever you want, you can do this" along with "I don't know why you are wasting your time with that" - despite all of that, I still love and miss you. You did the best you knew how. And that is all anyone can ask of themselves. To do the best they can at that given moment.

A given moment. That's the thing I believe in.

Necessary Disclaimer: I'm pretty tired, had a couple of gin & tonics (his other favorite was the Manhattan) and I haven't played this in...a couple of years, unless someone can correct me on that. Anyway...