Premiere: Peter Matthew Bauer Shares Miracles
Though the demise of the mighty Walkmen broke hearts here in the ATH offices, we’ve loved all the impressive material coming from the band’s members since the break up. Peter Matthew Bauer, former guitar player and songwriter for The Walkmen, has offered two delightful LPs since his band’s demise with Liberation! from 2014 and Mount Qaf from 2017. Here in the present, Bauer has prepped another new LP entitled Flowers slated for a release on September 23rd via Fortune Tellers Music. Prior to the full release, we’ve been given the sheer pleasure of dropping Bauer’s latest single “Miracles” for all you fans to consume and enjoy. The progression and production of this stellar tune is some of the best I’ve heard in quite some time. We’ve got the single along with a quote about the track from Peter after the jump.
Quote from Peter:
“Miracles” is a big piece of this record and probably the most straightforward, folk style song I’ve ever written. It covers a lot of themes from the record all at once. It’s both looking back at the strangeness of growing up, wandering an old railroad bridge with your friends and then jumping time to the present, wandering around downtown Los Angeles in the pandemic. For me, I guess it’s expressing a lot of the fear and decay of the present time. I finished writing it in December 2021 on Christmas Day.
Also of note:
“Miracles” features the brass ensemble The Westerlies on the horn arrangement. It was produced and mixed by Peter Matthew Bauer and Matt Barrick.