Last Friday, Walter celebrated the release of ‘Get Well Soon’ on vinyl, via Mock Records, with The Paranoyds and Side Thing at Non Plus Ultra.
The actual physical release for Walter‘s Get Well Soon has been a long time in the making—it was originally put out on cassette by Burger Records way back in October.
On April 29, we attended the party for this special occasion at the local DIY hangout Non Plus Ultra, which was co-hosted by Lucky Cat Club and Mock Records. Keep in mind that the print run is extremely limited (under 500), so don’t hesitate to pick up your copy.
After quite a delay, the night was finally kickstarted by local punks Side Thing. After taking some time to find the right cords, the band did their thing. Unsure of what to do, the confused crowd watched along as rambling frontman Philip Steiger kept thanking the crowd from The Smell for showing up and that it was nice to see everyone again from Night Gallery, which had me laughing really hard on the inside.
Then came The Paranoyds, who delivered an unpredictably wild set. Just until recently, The Paranoyds were kind of off the grid—lacking a basic social media presence as a band—and the only way to listen to the group was either to see them live, or via second-handvideos posted online. But that’s all changed, as Hard Feelings Records just gave the world its proper first recordings last month with the wavy garage rock of “Heather D” and the lighter, lo-fi “Trade Our Sins.”
The night came to an end with the heavy, psych-garage rock of Walter, which marked their first live performance after quite some absence as singer/guitarist Patrick Nolan was on tour in Europe with his other band The Meatbodies. Now that the gang—which features Misha Lindes (SadGirl) on bass and Ross Chait (Ducktails) on drums—was reunited, they wasted no time in getting the crowd into a hair-whipping frenzy, pit and all.
Pick up your copy of Walter’s ‘Get Well Soon’ here, now in turquoise, pink, and black wax.
And check out our tumblr for more pictures from the night.