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Bill “William Carlos” Whitten, against all odds, with his back against the wall, a true underdog in every respect, kept the dream alive, and here we are with “Burn My Letters,” a throwback, a progression, a snapshot of what Whitten’s got up his sleeve. More intimate than theatrically guitar-y, and, well, duh, Whitten’s older than even ME, so there’s a well-worn, lived-in quality to these tunes that I can totally relate to as an ex-indie rocker who used to practice guitar by adjusting feedback on my amp for hours at a time. We’re supremely in Mercury Rev territory – why is that such an easy conclusion to jump to? Oh – because there’s a Mercury Rev alum (Justin Russo) on it. Also, Dave Fridmann mastered it. Plus, Grasshopper was once in St. Johnny – but that has nothing to do with “Burn My Letters.”
We’re continuing celebration of Burn My Letters, our latest release as a label (see first report here). BML is the first solo album by William Carlos Whitten / Bill Whitten (not to be confused with Michael Jackson’s costume designer) – think 3 decades of songwriting (Bill was previously a member of St. Johnny and Grand Mal) condensed into one amazing solo release!
Once again, we collected all the Twitter/FB mentions to thank everyone that bought the tape, bought the digital or simply helped us out by talking about the release! Also – don’t forget to check out a video playlist for BML and/or visit Bill’s Tumblr page.
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Compelling singer/songwriter WILLIAM CARLOS WHITTEN impresses with new album ‘BURN MY LETTERS’ – Here’s the desolate beauty…https://t.co/RrFZDUs8gH @Iheartnoise pic.twitter.com/hcePyTiqab
— Turn Up The Volume! (@TurnVolume2016) June 6, 2018
#np William Carlos Whitten @theabjectionist, Burn my letters (@Iheartnoise) Looks vintage, but sounds utmost modern. Hence qualifies for #SundayMorningAnalog ‘s brilliance. @SundayAnalog pic.twitter.com/ya91Im3QFb
— montriblood (@montriblood) June 10, 2018
— Now on 6 Towns Radio (@NPon6townsradio) May 10, 2018
— Half (@herelieshalf) June 5, 2018
We love ours! pic.twitter.com/4wX4jGw6RX
— guidethelightning (@GuidingLightFM) June 18, 2018
This William Carlos Whitten tape on @Iheartnoise has some chart toppers! I’ve been singing “in my Borsalino” so much I’m gonna have get one so I can stop feeling like a liar. Borsalino experts out there, hit me up with tips.https://t.co/CLrWaDUkLx
— Auxiliary Out (@AuxOutBlog) May 31, 2018
— InMemoryOf John Peel (@WorldCupOfMusic) May 20, 2018
Some hot promo action now..
— The Night Train (@RadioNightTrain) May 27, 2018
WILLIAM CARLOS WHITTEN
Burn My Letters
— Simple Partial Jams (@spjams) June 5, 2018
Back in the office, and listening to: Loop, William Carlos Whitten, Mary Lattimore, Ty Segall, Leyland Kirby, Oneohtrix Point Never, Carlo Rustichelli, Mogwai and the ace (and on @AceRecordsLtd today) compilation ‘Paris in the Spring’ compiled by @petewiggs and @rocking_bob pic.twitter.com/b4oxwAmnFs
— odubhda (@odubhda) June 5, 2018
Night Folks is live on @ioradio at 5pm GMT today.
Jams from @ElkhornMusic, @damienjurado, New Parents (@Feeding_Tube), William Carlos Whitten (@Iheartnoise), @twosandfews, @WeAreBodyHead, @howlinrain & more.
Tune in on https://t.co/90HYCqBbzf pic.twitter.com/2UrYiihker
— Night Folk on IO (@nightfolkio) June 7, 2018
I have been a little bit out of the loop of late and missed some things, but this #newmusic and #music video from William Carlos Whitten via @Iheartnoise is simply brilliant. Most enjoyable. Bravo! https://t.co/YIu3sb4Sgp
— Verses Records (@VersesRecords) June 6, 2018
I just picked up the William Carlos Whitten album. Sounds interesting!! 👍👍
— Evol Kween (@Evolkween) June 4, 2018
so much to listen to & i don’t know where to start.
actually, i take that back. i also got a download of the William Carlos Whitten ‘Burn My Letters’ release from @Iheartnoise . that 1 is getting played 1st. so far, everything @Iheartnoise has touched sounds great to me. https://t.co/5G6twYDJ4v
— Arise (@rise804) May 27, 2018
Ahhh I am so excited about this new William Carlos Whitten album!!https://t.co/vBehqMWdI6
If you like what you hear, consider dropping a few $ to get the cassette or digital tracks.
It makes a huge difference for independent labels and artists.
— Ezra Brooks (@ezbrooks) May 22, 2018
Our friend Bill aka William Carlos Whitten just put out a great new record. Give it a listen: https://t.co/GrYbq3Xrxp
— The Silent League (@TheSilentLeague) May 19, 2018
— robot speaker (@robotspeaker) June 19, 2018
Hey! The shameless plug worked. Ordered 😉 I see @montriblood already has this. I trust his choices
— Rosco))) (@Thirty3forty5) June 17, 2018