Rockin' Our Turntable: Walter Meego

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on May 16, 2008 6:12PM

Walter Meego photographed by Clayton Hauck

We have been waiting for the debut from local duo Walter Meego for forever. Seriously. We've seen them on "next big thing" lists for at least the last two years -- and believe us, they belong on those lists -- but only now can folks who haven't seen them live finally get what the buzz is all about.

Voyager is one hell of a first album. It's slinky, sexy guitar and synthesizer lines kiss and cuddle with each other, while the underlying beats seem destined to unleash a whole new class of freaky line-dancers getting ready to make babies. Their urbane, sophisticated delivery gives off images of disco balls, DeLoreans, glow sticks and day-long lollipops. The dreamy opener "Forever" sounds like a prom theme from an episode of Max Headroom, and the sure-to-be-a-breakout-hit "Girls" swoops in and dive-bombs the dance floor. And it doesn't let up as the album delivers tasty cut after lip-smackingly tasty cut. We're not saying listening to the album will lend you a sheen of instant cool, but it certainly ain't going to hurt your chances of being mistaken for one of the folks in the know.

Plus, it's just one hell of a fun listen.

Voyager comes out May 27 and Walter Meego plays The Abbey on May 30.

Photo by Clayton Hauck