Walrus Fur Skin Coat

PREMIERE: Walrus go dancing in the streets for “Fur Skin Coat”

The fuzzy Halifax psych rockers recruit a human lava lamp for their latest trip.

- May 4, 2016

You can dance to just about anything. For their latest video, Halifax-based psychedelic garage crew Walrus wanted to see how a dancer might interpret "Fur Skin Coat," a sunny jam off their new EP Goodbye Something.

Working with director Jeff Miller, Cavell Holland choreographed and performed the routine right in the middle of Halifax's Willow Street, in front of the house where three-quarters of the band lives.

Walrus - Fur Skin Coat

"Cavell got the song and only took a couple takes to do it perfectly," says drummer Jordan Murphy. "As soon as he started the routine we thought it looked great. We played the song through Jeff's car and he did his thing."

In one long, continuous shot, Holland turns himself — all broken joints and liquid movement — into the lava lamp the song's hash-baked vibe demands.

The honk of a driver breaks up its pleasant daze just like the ding of your microwave when the hot pockets are ready.

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Walrus' Goodbye Something is out now on Madic Records.
Toronto fans can catch performances during Canadian Music Week on May 5 at Silver Dollar, May 6 at The Garrison, and May 7 at Rivoli. More details here.

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