Walrus

Family Hangover // Madic Records

These days there are too many psychedelic garage acts to count, to rise to the top you really need to excel above your peers. On their first full length, Halifax garage rockers Walrus prove they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Ty Segall, Tame Impala or Thee Oh Sees. The album builds off the foundation laid down on their previous two EPs by upping the psych factor. The rhythm section churns out a steady, head-bobbing pace while the guitars deliver a reverb soaked dreamscape. Frontman Justin Murphy's voice is superb especially on the title track as he finishes each line with a faint growl hinting that perhaps the love he sings about is slightly tiresome. All the boxes for a great psych record are checked even the "other" box as they get weird with some tape manipulation flourishes done by Charles Austin who produced the record and is also credited as their "Band Guru". 

Find it on bandcamp: https://walrustheband.bandcamp.com

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