Walker Lukens Premieres New Song "The Touch" + Tour Dates

October 7, 2016

Austin, TX’s Walker Lukens premiered his new song “The Touch” this morning via Consequence Of Sound, which wrote that the track is “a prime example of why Lukens is beginning to stand out in a town full of musicians trying to make a name for themselves. The singer-songwriter’s voice strikes the perfect balance between soul and sass…”. “The Touch” is the second track released off his forthcoming new EP Never Understood, which will be released on October 14th via Modern Outsider. Debut single “Lifted” has spent the past three weeks atop the FMQB SubModern Singles chart and four in the top 5.

Following a hometown support slot for HAIM at Stubbs earlier this week, Lukens and his band The Side Arms will perform at the Austin City Limits Festival tomorrow, October 8th and then head out on the road next week. They’ll play EP release shows in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, TX, on October 13th, 14th, and 15th, respectively, before traveling throughout the east coast from October 25th through November 19th. Walker Lukens & The Side Arms will then travel to the west coast for a run supporting Wild Child from December 1st in Denver, CO through the 14th in San Diego, CA. 

Produced by Jim Eno (of Spoon) in his Public Hi-Fi studio in Austin, the four songs on the Never Understood EP showcase Lukens’ distinctive and diverse talents as a songwriter and singer. The EP was written throughout last year – with influences ranging from “The Savage Detectives” to a Nick Cave ACL taping to Tecate – and arranged and recorded with his longtime backing band, The Side Arms. From the looped, bluesy squall of “Jacket On Ya Shoulders” and the “curious, textured” (NPR’s All Songs Considered) “Lifted,” to the urgent, sultry groove of “The Touch” and understated, soulful “Never Understood,” the EP is a striking and peerless listen. 


Walker Lukens & The Side Arms tour dates:
OCT. 8 AUSTIN, TX AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL
OCT. 13 DALLAS, TX THE RUSTIC*
OCT. 14 AUSTIN, TX 3TEN*
OCT. 15 HOUSTON, TX CONTINENTAL CLUB*
OCT. 25 LEXINGTON, KY THE BURL
OCT. 26 LOUISVILLE, KY ZANZABAR
OCT. 27 DURHAM, NC MOTORCO
OCT. 28 WINSTON-SALEM, NC THE GARAGE
OCT. 29 CHARLOTTE, NC THE EVENING MUSE
OCT. 31 BALTIMORE, MD TBA
NOV. 2 COLUMBUS, OH THE BASEMENT
NOV. 3 PHILADELPHIA, PA MILKBOY
NOV. 4 BROOKLYN, NY SUNNYVALE
NOV. 5 NEW YORK, NY BERLIN
NOV. 6 BUFFALO, NY THE STUDIO AT WAITING ROOM
NOV. 7 CINCINNATI, OH MOTR
NOV. 9 NASHVILLE, TN THE BASEMENT
NOV. 10 MACON, GA THE HUMMINGBIRD
NOV. 11 ATLANTA, GA VINYL
NOV. 12 ATHENS, GA THE CALEDONIA LOUNGE
NOV. 13 BIRMINGHAM, AL THE SYNDICATE LOUNGE
NOV. 19 ST. PETERSBURG, FL ET CULTURA
DEC. 1 DENVER, CO THE BLUEBIRD THEATER**
DEC. 2 SALT LAKE CITY, UT KILBY COURT**
DEC. 3 MISSOULA, MT THE TOP HAT**
DEC. 4 SPOKANE, WA BARTLETT’S**
DEC. 6 VANCOUVER, BC THE BILTMORE CABARET**
DEC. 7 SEATTLE, WA NEUMOS**
DEC. 8 PORTLAND, OR MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS**
DEC. 9 EUGENE, OR THE WOW HALL**
DEC. 10 SANTA CRUZ, CA THE CATALYST CLUB**
DEC. 11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA SLIM’S**
DEC. 13 LOS ANGELES, CA TROUBADOUR**
DEC. 14 SAN DIEGO, CA CASBAH**
* EP release show with The Eastern Sea supporting
** supporting Wild Child