WALTER TV ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM BLESSED, RELEASED 22ND JUNE ON SINDERLYN
STREAM LEAD SINGLE ‘SURF METAL’ NOW
Having moved all around Canada and settling nowhere, Walter TV are contemporary nomads. They formed their band in the basements and cottage-like houses of a beach town outside Vancouver. Their true start was in a haunted house on 13 acres of brambles and swampland where the TV would turn on to static. The basement where most of their debut LP Appetite was formed would flood often and had a beetle infestation.
After Joe McMurray and Pierce McGarry moved to Montreal, they shared an apartment with a constant revolving cast of characters. In a space often overpopulated and reeking of cigarettes, they began recording Blessed. Simon Ankenman would come by periodically, and with him they would finish most of the recordings between there and LA. The band’s two members, Joe and Pierce, were also busy touring with Mac DeMarco, acting as his backing band. Mixing and recording turned into a thing to do on the road.
Although the group prefers tape recordings to digital, they have never been militant. Always trying to uphold their DIY sensibilities, Walter TV believes the music should speak for itself. It should come from wherever and whatever is available.
Click here to listen to the first cut from their sophomore release Blessed, Surf Metal, via Noisey.
About the track: “Surf Metal drops that punchy kind of rock you know and love from DeMarco’s band, but they also throw in elements that suggest it’s different While the song bounces and punches along to its punky riffs, some good ol’ fashioned black metal like shrieks sneak their way into the background of the song. It’s everything you could ever want from a song that can probably be described as Varg’s Day at The Beach.” – Noisey
WALTER TV BLESSED TRACKLISTING
3. Paranormal Witness
4. Walter’s Kaya
5. Punk Song
6. Surf Metal
8. Thanksgiving (Looper)
9. C’mon Now
10. Tall Mountains
US TOUR DATES
March 13th | Los Angeles CA | The Echo *
March 14th | San Diego CA | Soda Bar *
March 15th | Tempe AZ | Yucca Tap Room *
March 16th | El Paso TX | Lowbrow Palace *
March 18th | Austin TX | Panache Bruise Cruise Boat Party
March 19th | Austin TX | M For Montreal showcase @ Sledgehammers (1AM)
March 20th | Panache showcase @ Hotel Vegas
March 22nd | Dallas TX | Parade Of Flesh
* with Wand
Tour trailer video