Silver Torches is the solo project of Seattle based songwriter, Erik Walters. After fronting the northwest post rock outfit, The Globes (Barsuk), Walters toured as a member of Telekinesis! (Merge) and released his first album of songs, The Living Fact, in 2013. In 2015 he was the featured artist for the 17th Annual benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital at Benaroya Hall, curated and written by acclaimed TV and film composer, Mateo Messina (Juno, Young Adult, Thank You For Smoking, The Office). His sophomore record, Heatherfield, was released on January 1st, 2016.
"...an impeccably crafted set of folk-tinged pop-rock reminiscent at times of Ryan Adams. The album features a warm, often-melancholy sound combining acoustic and electric guitars and a variety of keyboards with Walters' raspy vocals, heartfelt lyrics and wistful melodies." - Don Yates, KEXP
"... Walters’s music tells a story, whether of an old friend or a long drive, and those stories are bound to trigger some memories.” - Lemonade Magazine
"...a soothing sonic delight in our overly-compressed world." - NW Music Scene