Band Sends Epic Love Letter to New York, Playing 24 Shows at 24 Locations in 24 Hours on April 24
New Album, Taka Come On, Out NOW
“Epic” – SPIN
“a dynamic, cinematic experience.” – CMJ
“… a strange sort of calm we can’t deny.” – Earmilk
“Catchy-as-hell guitar licks contrasted nicely with the slight off-kilterness of spacey synths and sometimes airy/sometimes booming vocals.” – CMJ
Not only is Taka Come On, the new album by Walking Shapes, making waves on the CMJ Charts, now CMJ.com is set to premiere the accompanying full-length video.
Shot on 8 mm film, the video gives the viewer an immediate nostalgic feeling, like they are watching home videos of wonderful adventures past. The whole album works like a short film, chronicling the band’s experiences and love of New York City. “We wanted to create a visual piece which kept pace with the music on our debut album Taka Come On.”, says Nathaniel Hoho of the band. “Instead of looking at a still image while listening to the full album on YouTube we wanted to give our audience something that moved with each twist and turn that the album took.” The videos capture a whole spectrum of emotions of what one would feel with friends, on tour, or even in day-to-day life in the City.
On April 24, they will continue to showcase their love of New York City by playing 24 shows in 24 locations in 24 hours. Making stops everywhere from the Buzzfeed office, to an NYU classroom to bars and restaurants like Pianos and Baby’s All Right, closing out with a show at the Bowery Electric with Har Mar Superstar. Talking about their excitement about the tour the band said, “a wise man once told me life isn’t a race but rather a marathon. This feat of stamina is in celebration of releasing our debut album ‘Taka Come On’ and to place our mark on New York Cities rich musical history.”
Heralded by publications such as SPIN, CMJ and Earmilk, Walking Shapes was formed by way of mountains, and through the tides of the city. Their fierce and eclectic debut Taka Come On, recorded with Gus Oberg (The Strokes, Willie Nelson), channels their love to their home New York City. Featuring Nathaniel Hoho on vocals and guitar; Jesse Kotansky on guitar, violin, vocals ; Jake Generalli on keys, vocals; Dan Krysa on bass and vocals; and Christopher Heinz on drums, Walking Shapes meld driving guitars, intricate arrangements and visually evocative songwriting into stunning audio refractions on New York’s sonic landscape.
Catch Walking Shapes’ Other Riveting Live Shows this Spring:
4/21: Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
4/23: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
4/24: New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
4/25: New York, NY @ DROM
Order the LP now on iTunes. Review copies available on request.