Studio 52 Featured Band of the Week: Where’s Walden?



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Studio 52 Spotlight: Where’s Walden?

What Studio 52 Says: Rat rock trio Where’s Walden? have infested Allston with a combination of jangly and beefy guitars, a tight rhythm section, and somber, lackadaisical vocals that express the everyday melancholy some of us know all too well. Formed in 2016 at UMASS Amherst, a few short months later they found themselves kicked out of school for putting on a live show in a classroom — one complete with 100-plus attendees and enough illicit activity to get you exiled from one of the biggest party schools in the country. They took this in stride however, not letting academia’s disapproval pump the brakes on the Where’s Walden? train and moved the operation to Allston. In little time they’ve released a smattering of singles, two live albums, and last year their debut full length record Brux, which gushes with ’90s alt/indie rock attributes. Moreover, these guys are teeming with new material, they have a new album written and ready for tracking that’s a grunge-packed hand grenade waiting for an investor to come along, pull the pin, toss it up, and enjoy the explosion as it sends rat rock shrapnel careening into our ears. (Incubator labels, give them a listen!) Some of the new tracks can be heard on their “Live From O’Brien’s” album, and have been described by fans as “Dinosaur Jr. meets Neil Young with a chorus pedal.” In the meantime they just keep lining up more gig opportunities for themselves, they’ll be doing a brief run north of the border this June as support for Canadian rock band Empty Minds. Locally, this Monday (May 7) they hit The Middle East Upstairs as direct support for L.A. punk trio Flat Worms, with Mokamazo also on the bill. Check out their social media for more tour dates and details! If you’ve ever had your heart broken, think the human race is shitty, or simply dig ’90s alt-rock, Where’s Walden? is your new favorite band that you’ve never even heard of. — Trevor McSweeney, Studio 52

Listen: Where’s Walden? on Bandcamp

Listen: Where’s Walden? on Spotify

Attend: Where’s Walden? play the Middle East on Monday (May 7)

Follow: Where’s Walden? on Instagram

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