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Walrus: Goodbye something (Madic Records, 2016)

Suenan decididamente a Psicodelia. A Pop-Psicodélico. Pero sin ser una banda Retro. Una actualización conveniente del género en manos de estos chicos provenientes de esa nueva mina de bandas que es Halifax, Canada.

“The opening track, ‘Wearing It’, is a paradoxical, yet completely satisfying blast of laid back energy. Justin Murphy’s sweeping, untroubled vocals are offset by the band’s incredible momentum – showcasing that all the instrumental elements can be blended together seamlessly, yet still stand out on their own. Adam LeDrew’s delicious up-front bass lines and the impossibly intricate, tightly woven drums devised from the multi-tentacled Jordon Murphy drive the songs to their utmost potential.
‘Fur Skin Coat’ is a short and catchy nugget, followed by the stand out track ‘Feels’, that captures a sun-kissed Western feel while still remaining true to its psychedelic tendencies. Mysterious, almost sullen, lyrics like, “Do you get the chills when I’m around,” and, “I love the times when it’s hard to tell,” create a timeless feel. Ending off with a surge of retro sixties sounds and jangly guitar riffs, ‘When I Close My Eyes’ combines all the best elements that Walrus has to offer. Fans of the psych pioneers The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, to newer sensations like Tame Impala, and everything in between, will find something that plucks their interest.
Deciding to release the EP with Dan Managan’s baby label, Madic Records, which has only put out a handful of records, was a new step for the band. “We wanted to have a release with us when we did our Canadian tour with Wintersleep in March,” says Jordan Murphy. “We found out Dan was interested in working with us, so the idea of putting out the EP with Madic Records/Arts & Crafts started to come together. We made some copies for the tour, but the EP wasn’t officially released until last Friday, so they ended up a little different. We finally got to meet Dan when we were in Vancouver, and it’s been great working together so far” (The East Mag.)

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5 julio, 2016 Posted by | Walrus | Deja un comentario

Walrus: Glam returns (Out of Sound Records, Ep, 2014)

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Ni el Glam vuelve, ni Walrus son una banda totalmente Psicodélica. Los de Halifax son más bien un grupo de LoFi-Pop con aires fronterizos y de alguna manera bastante hedonistas en sus planteamientos. Tras dos cassingles compartidas, Walrus debutan con este Ep de nombre algo equívoco…

Walrus has nailed it on this one. Glam Returns is a strong release of four songs. “Banger” opens in uproarious fashion, settles in nicely at the bridge, and then cracks open another can of inspiration. The wistful “Bulah” dances delicately through your ears. The brooding and introspective title track straddles the space between The Beatles late period and The Flaming Lips early 00s releases.  The closer, “It’s No Myth To Me,” is a rambling monster of a tune that’s an addictive ride; even at eight minutes, it demands repeat play” (The DaDaDa)

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6 marzo, 2014 Posted by | Walrus | Deja un comentario

Walrus/Psyche Tongues: Okay/Pale blue light (Split Single, 2013)

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Estas dos bandas canadienses: Walrus y Psyche Tongues unen sus fuerzas en esta cassingle y comparten, además, gusto por ese Pop Psicodélico con regustillo LoFi y en el caso de Walrus, ciertos ecos fronterizos.
Interesante sencillo que puedes descargar gratuitamente y/o comprar en el curioso formato de cassette-single desde el Bandcamp de Walrus o de Psyche Tongue.

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21 septiembre, 2013 Posted by | Psyche Tongues, Walrus | Deja un comentario

Walrus: Lamb girl (Split-Cassette, 2013)

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Walrus son un combo californiano hasta ahora desconocido para mí, pero con indudable potencial. Este sencillo forma parte de una cassette compartida con su amigo Sheep Man. Los dos temas que nos ofrecen en su Bandcamp tienen auténtico encanto. Lamb girl se trata de un tema digamos que de miras Space-Rock, de esas que va creciendo conforme avanza la canción.
El segundo corte es Space tigers, donde aparece de nuevo la vena espacial, pero con tintes más lennonianos. Recomendable.

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“Last I heard from Walrus, they were making delightfully out of tune indie-rock on their SISTERS EP.  Walrus have made some fidelity improvements to their sound and more importantly upped their experimentation and ambition as well with these new tracks off a split cassette with Sheepman.  Walrus’ contribution to the cassette includes the psych-rocker “Sleep” that grows from acoustic strumming to a climactic guitar solo finale and the John Lennon-channeling “Space Tigers”.  It’s awesome to see that Walrus are rising to the potential that I thought I heard from their earlier music” (theup-turn.com)

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5 febrero, 2013 Posted by | Walrus | Deja un comentario

   

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