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new local music : the walkup

Aside from being friends of mine, the Walkup have been one one of my favorite local acts for some time now, showing a lot of promise over the past year and a half or so that i have been following them and checking them out live. so imagine my excitement when frontman Alex brandished their long awaited full length album while we were down at SXSW and placed it in my free hand (that one that wasn't holding a glass of spardka most likely).

Their newly updated sound is fresh and full of great hooks and an addictive sort of frantic energy. The two tracks below were the standouts to me, but every time I listen to this album it seems as though I discover something new and wonderful about it that I didn't notice before. And that to me, my friends, is the sign of a great record. Bands from NYC haven't been getting a lot of attention, love or really a whole lot of respect lately, but that is something that needs to change and perhaps that change will come here and now. It's about time!

The Walkup - I Do It Too

The Walkup - The Long Hours

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