WALRUS SHARE NEW VIDEO, ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES

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TOUR DATES WITH THRUSH HERMIT AND WINTERSLEEP BEGIN SEPTEMBER 17

COOL TO WHO LP DUE OCTOBER 18 VIA OUTSIDE MUSIC

"Walrus sound like one complete organism...No one part is taking away from anything else, and they all move well together." - Exclaim!

"Unrelenting guitar grooves and a smattering of psychedelia." - Stereogum

"Walrus bring about a magnificent explosion of noise and heat." - Consequence Of Sound

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Halifax garage-psych quartet, Walrus, one of Canada's best-loved touring acts, are today announcing a new run of tour dates throughout Canada in support of their forthcoming second album Cool To Who, which is due for release on October 18, 2019 via Outside Music. The string dates sees the band supporting Thrush Hermit and Wintersleep. Full tour dates can be found below.

Today they are also sharing the video for their new single, “Played Out”. Whilst visually tipping hat to the band’s affinity for wrestling, “Played Out” sonically angles towards the band’s garage-rock temperament, cutting a groove laced with doom-laden riffs and billowing guitars. Thematically, the track looks to document the feeling of negative repetition, a topic tackled within the video: “Even though you know it’s no good for you, and the feeling is played out compared to what it used to be… you do it anyway.”

Director, Jeff Miller, adds, “The ‘Played Out’ video is like time traveling through my wrestling fandom. I started editing music videos to bootlegged wrestling clips when I was in the 7th grade, and that sparked a full on career as a music video director/editor. When Walrus said they wanted a video for ‘Played Out', their only stipulation was that it was somehow pro wrestling related and it was like everything had come full circle.”

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Formed in 2012 by two brothers, Justin (vocalist and guitarist) and Jordan Murphy (drums), alongside two friends in Truro, Nova Scotia, the band cut their teeth in music via the traditional route of heavy touring. Intense bouts of gigging saw the quartet earn a reputation, not only for their live shows but also for the way they treat the process - on one occasion managing to get banned from Avis Rental Car. Walrus, have been the recipients of some great tutelage along the way, they were signed to Dan Mangan’s Madic Records for their first album which garnered them some immediate attention and most recently, they supported The Sadies across their North American tour.

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TOUR DATES
Sept 17: Quebec City, QC - L’anti
Sept 18: Kingston, ON - Mansion
Sept 19: Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Sept 20: Watsons Corner, ON - Hollowfest 
Sept 21: Barrie, ON - Fox Lounge / Troubadour Festival 
Sept 25: Fredericton, NB - The Fredericton Playhouse ** 
Sept 26: Moncton, NB - Tide & Boar ** 
Oct 3: Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Hall # 
Oct 4: Midland, ON - Midland Cultural Centre # 
Oct 26: Halifax, NS - Marquee / Halifax Pop Explosion $
Nov 1: Sackville, NS - Thunder & Lightning 
Nov 2: Saint John, NB - Pepper’s Pub
Nov 8: Truro, NS - Engine Room Pub 
Nov 9: Charlottetown, PEI - Baba’s 

** w/ Thrush Hermit
# w/ Wintersleep
$ w/ Diet Cig

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COOL TO WHO TRACKLIST
1. Breathe
2. Cool To Who
3. Half Smoke
4. Marcel
5. Mr. Insecure
6. Played Out
7. Ballad Of Love (Or Something)
8. Out For A While
9. Bored To Death
10. Anymore

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WALRUS ANNOUNCE NEW LP, SHARE NEW VIDEO

WATCH AND SHARE “COOL TO WHO” HERE

COOL TO WHO LP DUE OCTOBER 18 VIA OUTSIDE MUSIC

"Walrus sound like one complete organism...No one part is taking away from anything else, and they all move well together." - Exclaim!

"Unrelenting guitar grooves and a smattering of psychedelia." - Stereogum

"Walrus bring about a magnificent explosion of noise and heat." Consequence Of Sound

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Photo Credit : Charlie Benoit // DOWNLOAD HI-RES

Walrus, the Halifax based, Britpop-indebted, garage-psych quartet, are excited to announce their new album Cool To Who, due October 18, 2019 on Outside Music. To ring in the announcement, the group has shared the video for the title track, “Cool To Who”, a song about “making plans in the night and not being able to keep them the morning,” says songwriter Justin Murphy.

The video, produced by At Land (Nicole Cecile Holland and Sarah Greenwood) with the support of the StanceEast car club, stars Jackson Briggs, a Halifax based music producer and degenerate Instagram comedian. The video concept was born from Holland’s obsession with internet photos of squat poses in front of cars.

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Recorded over two sleep deprived days, Cool To Who is an album that runs the gamut from 60’s psych, garage rock, to 90’s Britpop. “I don’t think we have a specific classification or term of what we do, we used to be a lot more psyched out but now I think we just make music we like,” explains Justin. “We’re not trying to sound like one specific thing and aren’t trying to pretend we’re a jazz band or something either, so I suppose we sound like ourselves, a maturing version of what we have always been.”

With songs about getting robbed on tour and running out of food, anxiety, anti-social tendencies, Oasis in their prime, and a pseudo commercial for Halifax, Cool To Who captures the live energy of one of the hardest working bands on the planet.

As proof, we present the fact that Walrus are banned from Avis Rental Car. Rental companies offer unlimited mileage on a vehicle for families renting a minivan to go to their cabin, Disney World, or a family reunion. They don’t anticipate the renters racking up 18,000km in less than 3 weeks. It was worth it, the band played throughout the US and Canada, earning a devout following of their dynamic live show. After being banned from Avis, the band got their own van, and promptly drove it into the ground after more relentless touring.

There are a lot of good live bands, but some can’t make a good record. It’s not easy trying to capture that intense live energy in a studio, where there’s no energy from a live audience to propel a band. To recreate that live environment, Walrus found the biggest live space they could in Riverport, Nova Scotia at the Old Confidence Lodge, an 18th century old theatre on the banks of the LaHave River. “Originally we had just planned on trying out OCL for a couple days to see if we liked it, but ended up just banging out the whole record that weekend,” says Justin. “The main room there is enormous so we were able to have the whole band setup to play at once. Pretty much only the drum tracks were kept from that, but being able to play along with everyone definitely gave it that live sound.”

Formed in 2012 by brothers Justin and Jordan Murphy, Walrus, have been the recipients of some great tutelage. They were signed to Dan Mangan’s Madic Records for their first album which garnered them some immediate attention and most recently, they came off the road from supporting The Sadies on a North American tour. “We pride ourselves on being a hard working band,” says Justin. “We take our live show seriously and want to put on a real performance for the audience. The Sadies are one of the best bands to model yourself after when it comes to that side of things, and it wasn't lost on us.”

Now, a scrapyard worth of vans behind them, Walrus emerge with Cool to Who, their best album to date. They’re ready to get in the bad books of some more rental agencies, but it will all be worth it, both for them, and for you. Watch for more new music and tour dates to be announced shortly.

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COOL TO WHO TRACKLIST
1. Breathe
2. Cool To Who
3. Half Smoke
4. Marcel
5. Mr. Insecure
6. Played Out
7. Ballad Of Love (Or Something)
8. Out For A While
9. Bored To Death
10. Anymore

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WALRUS REVEALS SPOOKY NEW VIDEO FOR “CLOSE MY EYES”

HALIFAX PSYCH-ROCKERS CONTINUE NATIONWIDE FALL TOUR

GOODBYE SOMETHING OUT NOW VIA MADIC RECORDS

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“tried-and-true woozy, '60s-psych grooves … like the soundtrack to a lucid dream” Exclaim!

“a modern evolution of surf rock, with trance-inducing jangly guitar chords, Walrus just might be your next favourite group” CBC Music

“sweet and loose … pulls a lot of tricks from the Beatles’ late-60s psychedelia, but filters it through a 90s-indebted love of six-string heaviness” NOW

“an effortless trance-like repetition blended with the chaos of drug-induced frenzy” The East

As we arrive into a time of tricks, treats, and pumpkin spice everything, Halifax psych-rockers Walrus are celebrating with a seasonal video of their own for “Close My Eyes”, from their latest EP, Goodbye Something, out now on Dan Mangan’s Madic Records.

Directed by Torin Langen, who is known to capture the darker side of things, the video for “Close My Eyes” features monsters, pumpkins, and monster pumpkins. "This project has been a bit of a change of pace from my previous work, in that it's probably the most family-friendly film I've made thus far,” says Langen. “That being said it was really refreshing to create a piece that captured my favourite aspects of the Halloween season, and Walrus' dreamy soundtrack made it a joy to edit. And of course thanks so, so much to my team members Sarah Pugsley, Joe Parente and Delfin Jenn, without whom this wouldn't have been possible."

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Currently, Walrus are on tour across Canada, and will continue heading east till the end of the year, making stops at M For Montreal and Nova Scotia Music Week, where they have recently been nominated for a Music Nova Scotia Award for Alternative Recording Of The Year. Full tour dates can be found below.

Walrus spent much of the summer on tour with the likes of Besnard Lakes, Wintersleep, Evening Hymns, Alex Calder, Matt Mays, and Plants & Animals, stopping along the way at Osheaga, Supercrawl, and many more.

Their latest EP, Goodbye Something, channels 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.

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WALRUS ON TOUR                                        
Nov 4: Truro - Nova Scotia Music Week - Holiday Inn Truro (Elm/Oak Ballroom)
Nov 19: Montreal - M4MTL - Quai Des Brumes
Nov 21: Halifax - The Wardroom
Nov 25: Saint John - Pepper’s Pub
Nov 26: Charlottetown - Baba’s
Dec 1: Sackville - Pepper’s
Dec 2: Moncton - The Esquire
Dec 3: Fredericton - The Capitol

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