The new Ninja Sex Party record "Cool Patrol" (co-written and produced by Jim) entered the Billboard Top 200 at #21 on release week. Additionally it reached #2 in Rock, #1 in Independent and #1 in Comedy. This is the first full length original record that NSP and Jim did together and it was nearly two years in the making.
Last year I sat down with Danny and Brian from Ninja Sex Party and we wrote a funny song about older Danny talking to younger Danny called "Danny Don't You Know." We knew it was funny but the song really took on a life of it's own as a positive message to nerds everywhere. Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things came on to play little Danny and it's hilarious. The video reached a million views in 24 hours and at one point was the #1 trending video on YouTube - and continues to grow!
Jake Austin Walker's "Rolling Stones" featured on Apple Music's "Breaking Singer / Songwriter" playlist.
On release day "Rolling Stones" was featured on Apple Music's "Breaking Singer / Songwriter" playlist. Thanks to those who have been helping spread the word!
On Friday April 6th Santa Monica Recordings / AWAL Records released the Jake Austin Walker single "Rolling Stones." Jake and I wrote the song together in the early part of 2017 and the song just kept creeping up as a favorite for us!
"Under The Covers II" comes in at #19 on Billboard 200, #2 in Rock and #1 in independent releases at Billboard!
We've been busy finishing up the new original record from Ninja Sex Party! We did most of the basic tracking up at Palmquist Studios here in L.A. My pal Kenny Harris from Panic at the Disco stopped by to lay a guitar solo on one of the new songs. (picture below) The record will be out spring of 2018!
This last week I signed a new publishing deal with SONGS Music Publishing. They're home to incredible writers and producers (Lorde, Diplo, The Weeknd, Phantogram, and many more) and I am thrilled about what the future brings for us!
Me and Carianne Marshall of SONGS.
Jake Austin Walker
Sometimes the songs you write forever-ago find a home where you least expect them. About four years ago I co-wrote a song based on watching my daughter grow up with my good friend Brad Hooks that was in Mother's Day. If you want a good chuckle check out the Rotten Tomatoes review.
I'm excited this week to be writing and recording with the hilarious YouTube stars Ninja Sex Party. With nearly 100 Million YouTube channel views and a Billboard chart topping album in 2015 this band and their manager have managed to make smart, handwork payoff! Oh, and they don't have a label. Living the dream.
This weekend my pal, comic and writer for Inside Amy Schumer – Kyle Dunnigan and I won the Emmy for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for our song “Girl You Don’t Need Makeup.” We were up against a group of INCREDIBLE writers and songs so this is of the highest honor.
Found out this morning and Kyle Dunnigan and I were nominated for an Emmy for “Best Original Song” for our song “Girl You Don’t Need Makeup” from Inside Amy Schumer. Exciting stuff!
This Tuesday on Inside Amy Schumer the song “Girl You Don’t Need Make Up” made it’s debut and has since gone viral! Jim co-wrote, produced and sang most of the boy band voices being the voices featured in the skit. Having worked closely over the past few years with friend and writer for Inside Amy Schumer, Kyle Dunnigan, the two put the song together for a skit dreamt up by Amy and her writing team. Working remotely between New York and L.A. the song came to life. Hear it below!
Moon Talk is a band Jim created with his friend Sari Mellafe who is the guitar player / singer for The Young Romans on Red Parade Music. Here’s their song “Follow For Now” in the series finale promos for the show “Parenthood” on NBC.