Vancouver multitaskers Chris Van Der Laan and Ryan Walter Wagner already make music together in the stoner rap collective Too High Crew — and they are respectively involved in a number of other projects — but now they've turned their focus to their new punked-up project the Greater Wall. Their EP Whatever, Feels Real will be out on March 17 through Van Der Laan's Boat Dreams from the Hill label.
The band features Wagner on guitar and vocals, while Van Der Laan handles bass, and Dustin John Bromley (of bands like Twin River, Keep Tidy and Pleasure Cruise) is on drums. For a taste of what they sound like, scroll to the bottom of this page to watch a snowy black and white video for the track "Quitters Never Last." It's blast of brash, fuzzy punk that lasts a little longer than a minute.
The cassette version of Whatever, Feels Real clocks in at a little more than 13 minutes with six original tunes. The digital version on Bandcamp additionally tacks on a cover of "Bad Man" by the Oblivians.
The Greater Wall will release the EP with a St. Patrick's Day (March 17) gig at the Media Club with War Baby and Failing.
Whatever, Feels Real:
1. Incredible sulk
2. Our animals are actually trained to do that
3. Think like a magician
4. Quitters never last
5. Ding dong ditch the body
6. The last song
7. Bad Man (Oblivians cover) (digital only)