Published Sep 09, 2015Walrus are a Haligonian five-piece who specialize in psychedelic pop sounds akin to the Brian Jonestown Massacre, MGMT and, obviously, the Beatles, whose Magical Mystery Tour track inspired the band's name. In three short years, Walrus have released several splits, EPs and singles, including the recent Glam Returns, which they performed at stops across North America earlier this year. When the tour passed through Toronto, the psych-poppers met us at Burdock for some brews and an Exclaim! TV session.
Walrus are brightly lit in a black room for this rendition of the track "Later Days." The melodic introduction comes to life when singer/guitarist Justin Murphy issues his hypnotic croon, and a sweetly psychedelic soundscape is born.
You can watch the performance below, where you'll also find their upcoming Eastern Canadian tour dates alongside Wintersleep, Grounder and Mild High Club.
09/12 Moncton, NB - Tide and Boar *
09/13 Truro, NS - Champion's *
09/15 Charlottetown, PE - Hunter's Ale House *
09/18 Montreal, QC - Quai des Brumes (Pop Montreal)
09/19 Brantford, ON - Snoozzzefest
09/20 Toronto, ON - Bloor Ossington Folk Festival
09/21 Hamilton, ON - email [email protected] for location ^
10/22 Fredericton, NB - Capital #
10/20-24 Halifax Pop Explosion
* with Wintersleep
^ with Mild High Club
# with Grounders
Filmed by Katherine Kwan and Roberto Granados-Ocon
Audio by Kyle Laurin
Edited by Katherine Kwan
Filmed at Toronto's Burdock Music Hall