About WALMARTIANS

I started WALMARTIANS in 2008 in part to entertain my then two-year-old son Ian. At the time I’d just gotten back into playing music after a long break. He enjoyed listening as I played and even at that early age had ideas for album and song titles. He’s probably the only person to have memorized the entire discography.

Since that time it has been a pretty steady stream of material. There have been a few side projects here and there – We Come From Another Time In Your World (a more electronic and structured take on the WALMARTIANS approach), Murray (my outlet for those rare times where I actually write lyrics or want to cover someone else’s material), and Bigfoot Motel (my languishing partnership with former Purple Fish bassist and lyricist R. Darin Brock).

I wish I could take credit for the name, but I think I originally read it in an article on Slate or Salon. Briefly I toyed with idea of calling it THE WALMARTIANS, but ultimately dropped the article. As the music has evolved over course of more than a dozen album- and EP-length collections I’ve thought a few times about changing the name. But I think I’m stuck with it now.

Pretty much everything I’ve recorded as WALMARTIANS is available here – some good, some bad and some in between. It has proven to be a great outlet and hobby and I’m very thankful to friends who’ve been encouraging and provided feedback along the way.

Cheers!


bebobebobe

Original Transmission: October 2008

Walmartians - bebobebobe

Performed by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings except DTO Theme by Brock, Brown and Cummings. Thanks to Darin Brock for help with sequencing the tracks. Cover image from the Regus Centre, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.


bounce.shake

Original Transmission: November 2008

Walmartians - bounce.shake

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image of Tokyo, Japan.


quiet spike EP

Original Transmission: November 2008

Walmartians - quiet spike EP

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken in Beijing, China.


are gone

Original Transmission: December 2008

Walmartians - are gone

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken somewhere over Arizona.


annoy all monsters EP

Original Transmission: February 2009

Walmartians - Annoy All Monsters

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken in my backyard, Dallas, Texas.


destination consternation

Original Transmission: March 2009

Walmartians - Destination Consternation

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken in Beijing, China.


this is how it ends

Original Transmission: July 2009

Walmartians - This Is How It Ends

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken in Beijing, China.


Joker of Hair EP

Original Transmission: September 2009

Walmartians - Joke of Hair EP

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken in bathroom at unknown bar in Dallas, Texas.


Queen Mother Space

Original Transmission: March 2010

Walmartians - Queen Mother Space

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken in Beijing, China.


Series 7.1

Original Transmission: April 2010

Walmartians - Series 7.1

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken in a conference room somewhere.


Series 7.2

Original Transmission: April 2010

Walmartians - Series 7.1

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings except “Bad Moon Rising” by Fogerty. Cover image taken in a conference room somewhere.


Viva Las Ocho!

Original Transmission: January 2011

Walmartians - Viva Las Ocho

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken at Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois.


909 2 1504 EP

Original Transmission: January 2011

Walmartians - 909 2 1504 EP

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken at the CTA switching yard, Evanston, Illinois.


Nine

Original Transmission: April 2011

Walmartians - Nine

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken in Washington, DC.


Mariner EP

Original Transmission: October 2011

Walmartians - Mariner EP

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken at Lake Michigan, Evanston, Illinois.


Holiday EP

Original Transmission: December 2011

Walmartians - Holiday EP

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken on the CTA Holiday Train, Chicago, Illinois.


Mass

Original Transmission: October 2012

Walmartians - Mass

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken at South Blvd. Beach, Evanston, Illinois.


Urban Flora EP

Original Transmission: January 2013

Walmartians - Urban Flora EP

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken by Matt Knight in Beijing, China.


Kontakt

Original Transmission: May 2013

Walmartians - Kontakt

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken at South Blvd. Beach, Evanston, Illinois.


Terminus

Original Transmission: June 2014

Walmartians - Terminus (2014)

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by Cummings. Cover image taken at the Illinois Railway Museum.


Fractures

Original Transmission: December 2014

WALMARTIANS FRACTURES (2014)

Performed, recorded and mixed by Walmartians at Down Brown Sound, Evanston, Illinois and at various cafes in Beijing, China. All songs written by BD Cummings except “Factory ’63 Dub” by BD and ID Cummings (aka Caterpillar). Thanks to Ian and Colin for inspiring a new collection of Walmartians material. Also thanks to Nick, Steve, Darin, and Rob. Cover image taken somewhere in Arkansas.


Kollectiv EP

Original Transmission: December 2014

WALMARTIANS - KOLLECTIV EP

All songs performed and recorded by Walmartians at Down Brown Sound, Evanston, IL. Mixed at 32,000 feet on UA 851 somewhere over Russia. All songs written by BDCummings. Today, Tomorrow and Thereafter is for Angela. Cover image by accident.


All songs Copyright © 2008 – 2015 Dying Horse Musique unless otherwise noted.

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