PHOTO CREDIT - KATE GIFFIN
Halifax’s Walrus channel their inner psychedelia with songs that range from trance to surf. Exclaim! writes that “the band somehow mix gentle, Brian Wilson vocal melodies and orchestrations with out-of-the-blue punk thrash parts that keep listeners guessing. The high, winsome vocals and chiming 12-string Rickenbacker certainly conjured late '60s cloudy folk-pop, but the rest of the band infused the songs with sharp edges.” Their music will adhere to all levels of inebriation or consciousness. Walrus takes you swiftly into a dream you'll find yourself never wanting to wake up from.
Today, The band is pleased to announce that they have signed with Dan Mangan’s Madic Records to release their latest EP, Goodbye Something, due April 29 on cassette and digital download. Get a look at the inner-psyche of Walrus with new video for lead single “Wearing It”. Pre-orders of Goodbye Something will receive an instant download of the single.
Recorded with Charles Austin and Franc Lopes at Echo Chamber in Halifax, “the song is about being trapped or caught up in the cycle of doing the same things all the time...but also being content with that, and then also feeling that it’s wearing thin, too,” says the band.
Currently on tour with Wintersleep, Walrus will continue on across Canada on a run of dates throughout April and May. Full tour dates can be found below with more stops to be added soon. True DIYers, throughout the last two years Walrus has played over 200 shows in clubs, dive bars, garages, and houses in the U.S. and Canada with the likes of July Talk, Will Butler, Tokyo Police Club, Buck 65, and Zeus.
GOODBYE SOMETHING EP TRACKLIST
01 Wearing It
02 Fur Skin Coat
04 Close My Eyes
Mar 31 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre*
Apr 11 - Edmonton, AB - The Buckingham
Apr 22 - Saint John, NB - Pepper's Pub
Apr 23 - Fredericton, NB - Flourish Festival
May 5 - Hamilton, ON - Baltimore House
May 5-7 - Toronto, ON - CMW
May 9 - Gatineau, QC - Le Minotaure
May 10 - Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange
May 11 - Quebec City, QC - Sous-sol du Cercle
May 13 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Ti-Petac
May 14 - Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boite Noire
May 21 - St Andrews, NB - PaddleFest
Jul 8-10 - Halifax, NS - Gridlock Festival
* with Wintersleep
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