This album has been a long time comin' and the day has finally arrived that we get to share it with you all! You can now snag the debut album by Levi Thomas, Billie in our store on a beautiful sounding cassette or CD.
For those unfamiliar with the story behind this one here is a brief catch-up:
Oakland dwelling musician Levi Thomas spent the first half of his twenties in his hometown of Springfield, Missouri as a singer and guitarist in the scuzz-psych outfit, Ghost Dance, releasing one album and extensively touring the Midwest and south. In 2014 he began writing what would later become his debut album, Billie. Conceived partially in Missouri with his eyes on the coast and completed upon arrival in Oakland, Billie is an ode to the timeless American tale of heading west looking for rebirth.
Recorded in 2016 by Winston Goertz-Giffen at Santo Studio in Oakland, Billie draws from a lifetime of influences ranging from his Ozarks roots music upbringing to the cosmic troubadours of the early 70s, with a nod to the down tempo neo-psychedelia of the early 90s.
Watch the video for "The Fear" courtesy of the fine folks at American Songwriter:
"If you’re looking for a soundtrack for your next dystopian Spaghetti Western, look no further than the songs of Levi Thomas. The San Francisco based psych-rocker writes the kind of ominous, noodling tunes that were made for scenes of abandoned towns and long walks through the quiet desert." American Songwriter
Levi will be celebrating the release of Billie with a few dates on the West coast and would love for you to join him and pick up a copy of the new album. Catch him at one of these fine events.
11/26- The Legionnaire - Oakland, CA
11/29-The Love Song Bar - Los Angeles, CA w/Shrink Ray
12/2-Cold Spring Tavern - Santa Barbara, CA w/Jacob Cole