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Gloom Cruise
Walter Etc. - Gloom Cruise
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 09:14
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Formerly known as Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra, Walter Etc. is the musical project started by a couple of childhood friends led by self-proclaimed cult leader, Walter. Their latest release, “Gloom Cruise”, comes with ten songs that float somewhere between indie pop, power-pop and all other variations on pop.


The songs on here are breezy, hook-laden and at times come with a slight grunge-y touch. Songs like the danceable “Dumb Angel” and “Petunia You’re Home” are pure summer bliss, while “All Connotations” has the beachy vibe of a Jack Johnson song down pat. In short, there is a lot to be said for “Gloom Cruise”. But at the same time I found myself unable to get swept up by this collection of songs, who all start to blend together as you work your way further down the tracklisting.


Track listing:

  1. Gloom Cruise
  2. Stumptown Summer Heartthrob
  3. Dumb Angel
  4. April 41st
  5. All Connotations
  6. Petunia You're Home
  7. Lighthouse
  8. Tiger Lily
  9. Winter Shy
  10. Baby Blue Hammock
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.