New Music Friday: Walrus

Halifax’s Walrus released their acclaimed debut LP, Family Hangover, early this year via Dan Mangan‘s Madic Records. Today the band has revealed the Luke McCutcheon and Michael Yablonski-directed video for the album’s title-track. 

Walrus will close out a very busy year, which included being banned by Avis, by releasing a digital-split single with label-mates WHOOP-Szo on November 3rd. A deluxe version ofFamily Hangover will be released tomorrow in Japan via Moorworks. The band has a number of Canadian dates booked, including a massive homecoming show in Halifax at The Marquee on November 24th. A full list of dates can be found below.

Family Hangover features a soulful, fuzzed-out mix of swirling vocals, wailing guitar riffs, and Spacemen 3-style drone, all with a laid-back, ’60s-infused vibe. The band offered a first taste of the album with lead single “Regular Face” and followed it up with the psych-tinged “In Timely Fashion”which Stereogum called “four minutes of thumping, synthing wonder.”

 

Walrus on Tour:
Nov 4: Truro – Nova Scotia Music Week
Nov 9: Quebec City – Le Cercle
Nov 10: London – Call The Office
Nov 11: Trois-Riveres – Le Zenob
Nov 12: Saint-Hyacinthe – Le Zaricot
Nov 13: Guelph – 42 Jane
Nov 14: Peterborough – Garnet
Nov 15: Ottawa – Live at Elgin
Nov 16: Kingston – Clark Hall Pub
Nov 17-18: Montreal / M4 MTL
Nov 23: Moncton – Fuzz Fiction
Nov 24: Halifax – Marquee
Nov 25: Fredericton – The Capital
Nov 30: Sackville – Thunder & Lightning
Dec 1: Saint John – Pepper’s
Dec 2: Charlottetown – Baba’s