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William Carlos Whitten - Burn My Letters

by William Carlos Whitten

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saltydodd Love this record … come back to it over and over and end up loving it a little more ..
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Joanne S. Buchanan I love the way these songs build with contrasting textures to create a tension that dissolves at unexpected moments. Can’t wait to hear the rest!
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Dirk Radloff Some class songs gathered together here, from the melancholic "Later years, decline and death" to the Nashville-ready "Poor thing". Mr.Whitten delivers classic virtues packed in a warm and natural sounding production, where a piano sounds like a piano and the vocals are not autotuned to death. I guess, that he loves Lou Reed and David Bowie in his "Hunky Dory"-phase Favorite track: Poor Thing.
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    First solo album by Bill Whitten (St Johnny / Grand Mal)

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It was your emptiness that appealed to me And your hair the color of tarnished cutlery She said burn my letters A heart leaves fingerprints Burn my letters Baby I love you with a wild desire She parts her lips, I touch her hair She said burn my letters A heart leaves fingerprints Burn my letters To love is to divest Of all that I possess I'm a beggar now, now I'll go beg go for more Watch Watch the night tremble, this City can only love itself She said burn my letters A heart leaves fingerprints Burn my letters
The Cinema 04:24
cinema's true, life is a lie we eat our popcorn then we cry it takes a single kiss to destroy happiness words spoken at the swerve of dawn we believe in love even when it's wrong what will become of us https://twitter.com/rise804/status/1015188044805296128
You Are Them 03:27
Hate #4 01:18
Poor Thing 03:22
100 Days 04:01


Video Playlist > www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLigvDjf48bsHWaMViRSLxWPFSL5wL2akw



Tabs Out / Critical Masses > www.tabsout.com?p=18963

50thirdand3rd > www.50thirdand3rd.com/william-carlos-whitten-burn-my-letters/

Mishka Shubaly: William Carlos Whitten is criminally under-sung, one of the best rock writers working today. As the driving force behind grimy NYC bands St. Johnny and Grand Mal, Whitten is fluent in both capital-L literature and nihilistic rock 'n roll hedonism. Intelligence can kill or at least cool an otherwise hot rock 'n roll number (see: The Decemberists) but Whitten is a master of the form, he knows that no amount of literature will transform our humanity's primitive nature. We want to get laid, we want to be loved, we want to be held closely and told that we're never going to die, we want to die, and we want it all to unfold to a mournful, swaggering backbeat. Burn My Letters could not be more aptly titled, as this album is an erotic rock and roll love letter to yearning, to mourning, to hope, and to despair.

The Idiot meets Emergency Kisses.

Mastered by Dave Friedmann (Flaming Lips/Mercury Rev/Weezer/Sparklehorse) at Tarbox Road Studios.


released June 4, 2018

Brad Truax (Home, Interpol, Jah Division, Soldiers of Fortune)

Parker Kindred (Amen Dunes, Anthony and the Johnsons, Jeff Buckley, Joan As Police Woman)

Justin Russo (Hopewell, Mercury Rev, The Silent League)

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