Whatcha Looking For

by Billy Wylder

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    Hand silk-screened t-shirt design from the forthcoming "Whatcha Looking For" EP. Name your price $25+, all proceeds directly support the making of the band's new recordings.

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    Limited edition signed album print 12x12". Includes free download of the Whatcha Looking For EP. Vintage collage artwork by Jesse Cafiero.

    * Each print will have a white border ideal for framing and will be hand signed on the bottom right. Let me know if you would not like to have it signed.

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1.
take a shovel up to the mountain there’s gold up in them hills spend a lifetime dirty digging your own grave and your free will your own grave and your free will can’t find what you ain’t really looking for… staring at a clock with no hands wonder where the time went chasing a wife and a white picket fence forget about the moment forget about the moment can’t find what you ain’t really looking for… sugar candy straight to the brain fleeting high has passed you by you can’t fill a leaking tank no matter how hard you try no matter how hard you try can’t find what you ain’t really looking for… I was lost in the American dream (find me) in the darkest of danger find ourselves with no illusions staring face to face with fear become the solution become the solution can’t find what you ain’t really looking for
2.
Santiago 03:50
there’s a brass band in the street I swear it’s not in my head won’t you come meet me we’ll dance with the dead it’s Sunday in Santiago and the beat is real loud we take it to our bones it’s heard high up in the clouds we find ourselves in a dark and hallowed bar there’s a priest in the corner he strums a five string guitar to the ramblers and seekers and curious eyes desperate to be seen revealed from their disguise I go back to the old home where once I did live faded pictures on the ground I try hard to forgive ten years have gone and went yet the smell remains the same mother’s just a memory look what we became I saw the devil in a dream and he lived in a white house fear was his only weapon you could see through his doubt so I looked him in the eye and asked him to oblige played him this song and he sang along to my surprise we witness the madness as if we’re far beyond the crime laughing at the sadness we distance our own kind there’s a story in our bones that can’t go ignored we’re more like our enemies than we believed before
3.
Sahara 04:21
4.
Painter 05:16
are you the color you choose or does the color choose you there is no blue in this scene oil falling on sky it’s neither day or the night can you see in between I have come to call you now I have come to call you now painter, don’t throw your brush away painter, don’t throw your brush away there is a face taking form don’t know where it comes from but you see where it’s going so you follow the voice do you have any choice you either sink or you float I have come to call you now I have come to call you now painter, don’t throw your brush away painter, don’t throw your brush away we see the world scroll on by are we demand or supply as we run in the wheel poems lost in the air the singer’s killed by despair as the actors reveal I have come to call you now I have come to call you now painter, don’t throw your brush away painter, don’t throw your brush away

about

Rising from the ashes of 2020, Billy Wylder forge ahead with their new EP, Whatcha Looking For (out April 9 on Sand & Gold Records). The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert, exploring new musical space akin to Devendra Banhart, Beck, and Tinariwen. The tracks evoke musical evolutions built on grooves informed by ancient African rhythms, art-rock textures, expansive guitars, violins, synths, and drum machines. Salloway’s lyrics flow with inspiration from mythical songwriting hero Leonard Cohen, while threading together more abstract imagery reminiscent of Thom Yorke.

The past four years have brought us face to face with dangers of a political, spiritual, and even existential nature. The Coronavirus reminds us that we are all inextricably connected and we have the power to pass on both life and death, love and hatred. Whatcha Looking For calls attention to where our attention lies, looking at what stories, perspectives, histories, and media we choose and do not choose to inform our consciousness and direction. Billy Wylder calls us back to the practice of our creativity as a primary means of connecting our shared humanity, and providing a way for us to envision a future we want to live in together. Whatcha Looking For embodies fierce courage and asks the listener the question directly while offering a sense of hope and possibility.

“A sense of mystery and majesty.” –No Depression

credits

released April 9, 2021

Avi Salloway - lead vocals, guitar
Rob Flax - synth, vocals
Krista Speroni - bass, vocals
Zamar Odongo - drums, vocals
Sam Kassirer - drum machine

Written by Avi Salloway © 2020 Wylder Moonshine Publishing/ASCAP.

Produced by: Avi Salloway and Sam Kassirer

Engineered by: Sam Kassirer

Recorded at Great North Sound Society

Mastered by: Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Sound

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Billy Wylder Cambridge, Massachusetts

Art-folk-rock band led by Avi Salloway (Bombino/Hey Mama). Music makers, activists, adventures.

“A spiritual cousin to Paul Simon’s Graceland” –Seven Days

"This album is deep and beautiful on countless levels." –Folk Radio UK
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