Featured Artist: TW Walsh

As a music lover of all things new and fresh, I was checking out the many music blogs and stumbled upon the track “Young Rebels” by TW Walsh.  After the first deep bass drum kicks of the song, I was hooked.  With the mixture of synth sounds and keyboard swashes, this track by Massachusetts born Timothy William Walsh has a retro 80s feel to it that is popular with today’s indie crowd looking for something that stands out from the norm.  “Young Rebels” actually reminds me of my youth when I was really into Gary Numan and The Cars.

Working as a songwriter, producer and engineer, TW had his hands on different projects before joining Seattle Indie band, Pedro The Lion back in 2003.  He has since provided production assistance from anyone from Sufjan Stevens to Crystal Skulls.  After spending 18 months with a mysterious illness he attributed to insomnia and bad dieting, TW Walsh got into Eastern Mysticism which had him thinking of ways of bringing classic music production techniques into today’s modern technology.

This is noticeable on his latest release Fruitless Research out now on indie label, Graveface Records with a collaboration in production duties with Yuuki Matthews who also has worked with Crystal Skulls as well as The Shins.

Artist: TW Walsh

Twitter: @twwalsh

Track: Young Rebels

Alex Espinosa

About Alex Espinosa

Hi, I’m Alex Espinosa, music curator, DJ and music supervisor here at PlayNetwork with over 30 years of music experience.

As the youngest of three, I have my older brothers to thank for my eclectic taste in music which ranges from the Beatles to Pink Floyd or Steely Dan to Led Zeppelin – throw in my early teen years when I discovered music on my own, and you have to add Post Punk and New Wave. I really just love all things music.

It all started out in Southern California at 16 with my first job at a record store called Licorice Pizza, which grew into radio station work, then onto music branding companies such as Muzak and landing here at Playnetwork in 2011. Working in this industry for so long, I can honestly say that the best thing I get out of all of this is being able to discover music from all around the world that is new to someone’s ears.

If I’m not trying to find that perfect song for one of our many brand partners or contracting with Slacker Radio, you may catch me browsing through record stores bin digging, at a local dive bar with some great whisky or catching a live show. But my favorite thing to do with my free-time is spend it with my family.

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