CHIRP Radio Welcomes:
waltzer (video premiere)
w/ Andrew Sa, Space Gators
Chicago based, dark soul, rock ‘n’ roll, country outfit Waltzer is a reminder of our favorite artists who still haunt us today. Summoning influences such as George Harrison, Ronnie Spector, Harry Nillson – the intention is to frantically call back to another time. Her general anxiety and unmanageability is very obvious in her performance and sound, and it drags you in.
Waltzer’s debut music video “Destroyer” will be released at SV this February. Recorded at Treehouse Studios, Waltzer, with the help of Chicago band Rookie, crafted the perfect Ouji board of a song.
Coming 2020, Waltzer will be releasing a ton of new music including tracks recorded at Treehouse and much more. Catch Waltzer on the road starting in March supporting her new single.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew Sa is a Chicago based queer country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Raised on classic country crooners like Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline, his emotional vocal stylings evoke heartbreak and loneliness. His western songs draw inspiration from Chicago’s vibrant queer community, gay literature, and science fiction. He’s a permanent fixture at the Hideout’s recurrent Cosmic Country Showcase, Liam Kazar’s premiere back-up vocalist, and a company player in the Grelley Duvall Show. Currently in the process of recording his debut album, you can follow him on Instagram for updates and upcoming gigs @lonesomeandrew.
“Space Gators have flown under the radar for a couple of years in Chicago, but have completely blown away all who’ve witnessed them. Had the SPACE GATORS been around in the late-60s they would’ve enjoyed the Cereal Box success of artists like THE TURTLES and TOMMY JAMES, but had they been around in the late-90s they would’ve fallen alongside critical darlings like THE APPLES IN STEREO and THE DANDY WARHOLS. It’s irresponsible to just label them “psych pop”, because in reality, the SPACE GATORS are really just the penultimate underground pop band that successfully possesses the sounds of those bygone eras.” — Cory Clifford