In May of 2008, Eulogies frontman Peter Walker's son was born. But elation for the first time father was short lived when just a week later he learned his good friend , business partner and Dangerbird Records founder Jeff Castelaz would face an unspeakable battle: his young son Pablo had a rare and fatal form of cancer called bilateral Wilm's Tumor.
Walker stood by Pablo's bedside in 2009 when he took his last breath at the age of only six.
While WTMD's CD of the Week, Tear the Fences Down pays tribute to a brave soul and deals with loss and healing in general, the jubilant guitars, bass and drums and Butch Walker production casts a less somber tone than the name of the band would suggest .
In fact, the single "You Hide" is as catchy and as positive sounding as anything you'll hear this year, and even the closer, "Little Else to Say," with the line, "You're gone, but you live on," sounds joyful and celebrates a young life cut way too short.
Listen all week long to track from Eulogies, Tear the Fences Down, WTMD' S CD of the Week.