The second studio album from Walking Papers, a supergroup featuring members of Guns N’ Roses and Screaming Trees, is set to arrive next year.
WP2 will be released on Jan. 19. Walking Papers features Jefferson Angell and Benjamin Anderson of Seattle’s Missionary Position, Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses. See a complete track listing for the new album below, and check out a preview snippet above.
“This record has exceeded my expectations of what I thought that might be,” Angell said in a press release. “It perfectly captures the raw, explosive energy of a band primed from extensive touring while at the same time achieving the polish and elevation that comes from experimenting in the studio.”
In the meantime, Walking Papers have launched a pre-order PledgeMusic campaign that includes a series of exclusive offers for merchandise and experiences with the group. The new song “This Is How It Ends” is available there exclusively, as is a companion comic book by Angell, graphic novelist Matt Hayward and artist Csaba Master.
Walking Papers’ self-titled 2013 debut also featured contributions from Mike McCready of Pearl Jam.
For McKagan, this side job is something of a dream come true. “I hoped at some point I would do something with Jeff; we’re good bros and we share a similar path in certain aspects,” McKagan told Rolling Stone. “Early on, when we were looking for singers for Velvet Revolver, I brought Jeff Angell down, about 2003. I’ve had a relationship with him and wanted to work with him for that long.”
Walking Papers, ‘WP2’ Track Listing:
“My Luck Pushed Back”
“Death on the Lips”
“Red & White”
“Hard to Look Away”
“Before You Arrived”
“Don’t Owe Me Nothin'”
“This Is How It Ends”
“I Know You’re Lying”
“Into the Truth”