White Williams – “Luke And I”

We have plenty of love for the well-dressed one-time BTW and Andrew W.K. party school grad Joe Williams, so we’re delighted to bring you this week’s Drop, a joyful, mud-stepping extended instrumental that’s making us forget how cold it is outside. Mr. Williams explains the track as follows:

What’s the story behind “Luke & I”? Who’s Luke?
Luke is Luke Venezia of Drop the Lime and Curses. The song title refers to the two of us. I made the song mostly on my own in San Francisco. I flew to New York for the 4th of July and my birthday, and we did some tracking at his parents’ apartment in Tribeca. I tracked piano and Luke played jazz guitar. The guitar is heavily treated so it may not be recognizable.

Why’d you decide to do it as an instrumental?
I have a lot of material that doesn’t make it on the albums, a lot of it is instrumental. A lot of the music that doesn’t make it on the album are exercises, learning certain features of the software I’m using or trying out new effects or instruments.

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Speaking of “the album,” White Williams’s excellent debut Smoke is out now on Tigerbeat6.