Release date: June 9, 2018
Format: Digital, Physical
Location: Denver, Colorado
Current Lineup Per Facebook:
- Brian Barrows [drums]
- Dan Olson [vox, rhythm guitar]
- Kyle Lysek [bass]
- Kevin Wolff [lead guitar]
Sounds Like: Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Stone From The Sky, The 250’s.
CPRA Favorite Tracks: Anton, Love Child, Shotgun Wedding, East Wind, and Face Melter
Being a Lyft driver I get to meet people from all walks of life. I’ve met people going through various stages of life, divorcees, newlyweds, new parents, veterans, and sadly, end of life. It’s been hilarious and sometimes sad. Ok except for the drunk lady who was old enough to be my mom.
She tried to touch my crotch, and well it was a bit scary. That’s a whole different story. I met some kids from France, backpacking America. The drunk guy that forgot where he lived. I could go on and on. The best part is the conversations that take place. I get to promote Denver’s music scene. Usually I ask what kind of music a passenger wants to listen to.
99% of the time, a passenger’s response is; whatever is fine. Now thankfully that didn’t happen last Saturday. I picked up lead singer/guitarist, Dan Olson, from Denver’s Walter band. He said, “Yeah put on my CD. I’m in the band, Walter”.
As I put in the CD, “Open Plains, Deserted Roads” . My first thought was, “Oh shit this is good stuff. Dan and I started talking about the album. The highs and lows about making a record. I mentioned my recent article regarding, “Rock Is Dead”. The conversation really solidified my point in the article. Rock is surviving in genres, and subsects, but it will never truly die. So buy some merch, so bands can survive!
In true CPRA fashion, I wanted to share my thoughts on the record. These guys are super fucking talented.From the opening riff on, ‘Anton’ which starts to spin its web. ‘Love Child’ brings a almost Black Crows esqe dance sound to it. The lyrics of each and every song are extremely well written.
“You could call is star crossed happenstance. You’d be right” Shotgun Wedding
My favorite song on the album is by far, “Face Melter”. This song definitely deserves some air play on the majors. The guitar, bass, drums and Olson’s vocals combine almost effortlessly into a post Nirvana like madness. “Wolves” follows right after with some wicked drums.
Overall Walter is a breath of fresh air and a shot of rock adrenaline. The genres they touch on keep a music lover on edge. Denver is continuing to amass a giant talent bass. Walter could easily tour with a national band. So take my advice and give them a listen!