Walker Lukens' soulful, emotive tenor and alt-pop songwriting have prompted comparisons to everyone from Harry Nilsson to Tom Waits and Pavement. He and his backing band, The Side Arms, are based in Austin, Texas. After fronting other bands, Lukens released Year of the Dog EP and the full length, Devoted, in 2013. They received unanimous praise from outlets like NPR's All Songs Considered, MTV, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Houston Chronicle, and Billboard. A formidable live ensemble, Walker Lukens and The Side Arms have gained a reputation for their sweaty and stage-shaking shows.
More recently, Lukens and The Side Arms have been working with producer and Spoon drummer, Jim Eno. The single "Every Night" premiered on Spin and was featured on Esquire's top 40 2015 SXSW playlist. Their full length record, Tell It To The Judge, is due this year.