Hailing from Vancouver (now residing in Los Angeles, CA), Walter TV was originally composed of Joseph McMurray, Pierce McGarvy and Simon Ankenman. In 2011, after a recording session with Karl Blau in Anacortes, WA, the trio dispersed. McMurray and McGarvy moved to Montreal, while Ankenman went his separate way to pursue an “outdoors-inspired” lifestyle. In Montreal, McGarvy and McCurray moved into an apartment with Mac DeMarco and a rotating cast of friends. It was there, in their small apartment, that they recorded their cult breakthrough album, Appetite.
Upon his signing to Captured Tracks, DeMarco recruited McGarvy and McMurrary for his touring band and Walter TV was put on hold. However, despite their shift in priorities, the duo continued to develop the music of Walter TV in any spare time they had. The creative process of Walter TV is free-form and organic, with each member’s input equally valuable as the others. The result of this artistic autonomy is a unique sound built upon frenetic percussion, warbling vocals, abstract guitar, and a resonant bass line. Fully remastered and featuring new tracks, Sinderlyn is happy to re-introduce Walter TV to the world.