WE DID A THING - here is our 2019 Tiny Desk Contest Entry
Take a look!
HEXPHONES is my ether-trip-glitched-out-memory of being a kid listening to my headphones on the long dark bus ride to school. I was the first kid on the bus in the morning. I’d wait on the side of a highway at 6am shrouded in the cloak of music created by my headphones. The long ride would be filled with music pumped directly into my DNA; a portal to safe place inside my head.
Chaos at home and hassled at school; that long drive was freedom from everyone that saw me as something that needed to be controlled, or fixed, or disciplined for being different.
Those moments of peace and inspiration were some of the earliest sparks that set my life on fire for art.
HEXPHONES is a chance to experiment, written and recorded in the 28 days of February. That long bus ride and early inspiration was the experimental pool I dipped into to create this album. Mixing and mashing all sorts of colors and flavors into a nostalgic elixir that mirrors the frenetic feelings of discovery I had listening to Digital Underground, Marilyn Manson, Violent Femmes, PJ Harvey, Salt-N-Pepa, Radiohead, Nirvana, Cypress Hill, The Smashing Pumpkins, Onyx, Hole, Snoop, The Dead Milkmen, Bjork, Rasputina, Mudhoney, B-52’s, The Cure, NIN, Sonic Youth and a million more all swirling and exploding into hot melting stains of memory and emotion.
HEXPHONES Is dedicated to all of you on that bus with me, holding on in the darkness with art, music, and love.
A few weeks back we partnered with the AMAZING Sofar Sounds: Boston to do this secret unplugged gig.
The Sofar Sounds crew is SO wonderful! They are completely dedicated to a beautiful experience for both the musical guests and the audience!
Here is a taste of what we did!
We HIGHLY recommend catching ANY gig this crew hosts - the events are magical!
GO HERE TO VIEW THE AWESOME VIDEO!!!!
Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys performing "Dino Domina" at Sofar Boston on December 5th, 2019
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Artist: Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys
Filmed by: Adam Greenberg
Edited by: Adam Greenberg
Audio by: Brandon Johnson