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Walter Etc.

Gloom Cruise

Lame-O Records / Lauren Records / Making New Enemies
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Walter Etc, formerly known as Walter Mitty And His Makeshift Orchestra, have been one of the embodiments of the West Coast DIY scene ever since their first release back in 2009, now the band are set to release their their first album, Gloom Cruise, under their new moniker. Gloom Cruise is set to be released on August 25th via the impressive trio of independent labels Lame-O Records, Lauren Records and Making New Enemies

Gloom Cruise is an album that is informed by the events that have preoccupied Dustin Hayes, aka Walter, since his original band came to an end, mainly a close friend’s drug addiction, and subsequent recovery, and Dustin’s own struggles with mental health. Gloom Cruise opens with a haunting introduction that gives way to sixties influenced piece of indie pop that brings to mind a laid back influence from The Libertines, this abruptly gives way to the heavier distorted strains of the album’s lead single, Stumptown Summer Heartthrob. Gloom Cruise is an album that continues to veer across styles, incorporating garage and sixties pop into an idiosyncratic blend, all the while maintaining an offbeat indie sensibility. 

There are mellow acoustic sections that sit amongst the indie stylings, and the occasional outbreak of distortion that makes Gloom Cruise is a downbeat yet strangely summery album, and it’s one that I feel will appeal to fans of the more leftfield side of the indie scene. Gloom Cruise is an album that represents both a continuation, and a step away from, the band’s previous recordings as Walter Mitty And His Makeshift Orchestra, but it’s one that will satisfy Walter Etc‘s loyal following that have been patiently waiting for this release.

Pre-orders for Gloom Cruise are available now on vinyl via Lame-O Records here and Lauren Records here

The limited edition cassette of Gloom Cruise is available via Making New Enemies here.

Walter Etc. Release Stream Of ‘Petunia You’re Home’

Walter etc GCWalter Etc. are now streaming their new single, Petunia You’re Home, the song is taken from Walter Etc.‘s new LP Gloom Cruise, that is set to be released on August 25th. Pre-orders for the record are available now on vinyl via Lame-O Records here, Lauren Records here and on cassette via Making New Enemies here.

You can stream Petunia You’re Home here

Walter Etc.‘s tour dates can be viewed below Read More…

Walter Etc. Release Stream Of ‘Stumptown Summer Heartthrob’

Walter etc GCWalter Etc, formerly known as Walter Mitty And His Makeshift Orchestra, have been one of the embodiments of west coast DIY since their first release in 2009, now the band are streaming their new single Stumptown Summer Hearrthrob, that is taken from the bands new LP, Gloom Cruise, which will be released on August 25th via Lame-O Records and Lauren Records. Pre-orders for Gloom Cruise are available now on vinyl via Lame-O Records here and Lauren Records here, and on cassette via Making New Enemies here.

Stumptown Summer Heartbreak can be streamed here

Sorority Noise Release ‘You’re Not As _____ As You Think’ LP

Sorority Noise Spring 17 TourSorority Noise‘s new album You’re Not As _____ As You Think is now available on Triple Crown Records and the album is now available for purchase on physical and digital formats. The band has also recently announced their headlining tour this Spring, featuring The Obsessives on all dates, and legs with Sinai VesselForth Wanderers, Matt Kerekes, Walter Etc., and Shannen Moser.

You can order You’re Not As _____ As You Think here (physical) and here (digital)

You can stream You’re Not As _____ As You Think via Spotify here

Sorority Noise‘s tour dates can be viewed below Read More…

Sorority Noise Announce Spring Tour

Sorority Noise Spring 17 TourSorority Noise have just announced their headlining tour this Spring, featuring The Obsessives on all dates, and legs with Sinai VesselForth Wanderers, Matt Kerekes, Walter Etc, and Shannen Moser. The band also just released their new song, Disappeared, which can be streamed via Triple Crown Records. The new album, You’re Not As _____ As You Think, is set to be released on March 17th via Triple Crown Records and physical and digital pre-orders for the album are now available.

You can pre-order You’re Not As _____ As You Think here and Disappeared can be streamed here

The US tour dates can be viewed below Read More…