Walker Lukens has teamed up with Culture Collide to premiere his new music video for “Never Understood”. Directed and edited by Javier Antonio Avellán, the video follows Walker through a dreamlike night after his date stood him up, and his encounters with unconventional figures in a nearby parking garage.
Check out “Never Understood” on Culture Collide, here.
Walker has been called “one of the best songwriters in Texas” (Free Press Houston.) The Austin-based, Houston-bred singer, multi-instrumentalist has been called “wonderfully inventive” (NPR World Cafe,) a “non-sexually intimidating version of Prince’” (Austin Chronicle,) and a “veteran balladeer with sudden indie rock ambitions” (Indy Week).
Last fall, Walker Lukens released Tell It To The Judge via Modern Outsider Records. Produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno, the record brings together some of Walker’s most prominent tracks to date, such as “Every Night” and “Lifted”, with new tunes for fans to enjoy. The album is now available via Billboard, Spotify, iTunes, & Amazon.
In 2013, Walker released his first full length record Devoted, garnering praise from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard. The word spread far and wide, taking Lukens all over the US with his backing band The Side Arms, made up of Kyle Vonderau (guitar), Zac Catanzaro (drums, percussion), Mckenzie Griffin (vocals, keyboard, percussion), and Grant Himmler (bass, vocals).
After meeting Spoon drummer Jim Eno in a bar, Walker & The Side Arms started recording new music at with him at his studio, Public Hi-Fi. Their first collaboration, ‘Every Night,’ has been streamed over a million times now. Their second collaboration, ‘Lifted’ from Never Understood EP (Modern Outsider) spent 11 weeks in total on the specialty commercial radio charts, including 5 weeks in the Top 5 and 3 weeks at #1!
Walker is currently wrapping up his spring tour, including a string of dates opening up for Spoon, and will hit the Midwest this Summer.
May 17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Jones Assembly w/ Spoon
Jul 5 - Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
Jul 6 - Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
Jul 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
Jul 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
Jul 9 - Kansas City, MO @ recordBar