Walter TV's music and aesthetic toe the same line between puerility and subtle intelligence as Ween's in its prime. Led by Mac DeMarco bandmate Pierce McGarry, the Los Angeles-by-way-of-Vancouver band makes oddball pop music. Their new single, "Paranormal Witness" is as unsettling as it is infectious. "Have you seen this TV show?" sings McGarry in a warbling falsetto over a bouncing bassline-- a refrain which takes on a sinister quality through its repetition. The video-- directed by McGarry and featuring DeMarco-- suits the song well. A tale of true love, the video shows the band's elation as a number of 3D-animated babes materialize before them. Where the terrifying footage from the making of the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie fits into this narrative is probably best left to your own interpretation.
The track comes from their upcoming album BLESSED, which follows last years Appetite, and is due out "soon" via the band's label, Water Records