Tea Eater & Waltzer Drop “Cosmic Coconut” / “Act Like Me”

Tea Eater & Waltzer Drop "Cosmic Coconut" / "Act Like Me"
Tea Eater & Waltzer

New York’s art punks Tea Eater and Chicago garage rockers Waltzer have dropped the split 7″ “Cosmic Coconut” / “Act Like Me”.

The single is out now via A Diamond Heart Productions/Amethyst Trax (Symphonic Distribution) and La Fam Recordings. Grab it here.

Tea Eater’s “Cosmic Coconut,” cracks open the cosmic egg, immersing us in all the VHS blue that seeps out. The last and longest track off of their anticipated album, Obsession, produced by Drew Vandenburg (Of Montreal/Faye Webster/Bambara), the track blends surf rock bass, doo wop backing vocals, fuzzed out slide 12 string guitar shredding culminating in a wall-of-sound crescendo reminiscent of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd.

In the accompanying video frontwoman Tarra Thiessen (of bands Gustaf & Sharkmuffin) returns to the mall of her pre-teen years, only to be pursued by her childhood collection of McDonald’s beanie babies. Shot and edited by Jay Malone using a VHS camera, the video draws inspiration from 1980s horror film Possibly in Michigan and Chopping Mall.

Watch/listen below.

Waltzer “Act Like Me”

Waltzer, the musical moniker of Sophie Sputnik, has a suitcase packed full of freaky, fun, dance-inducing chaos with a soft serve twist of sung and spoken vocals. Always racing against the clock, and creating art without traditional resources. The energy behind the music and visuals precisely as it should—risky enough to give you an adrenaline rush.

Act Like Me” feels like trespassing in an abandoned building, being struck by color and detail as you quietly slink around each corner; eyeing the doors to escape; carefully listening for cops and squatters.

Formerly a swampy southern suburbanite, now Chicago based indie rock musician, Waltzer is accompanied by three very powerful players, Sarah Weddle on drums, Aunt Kelly on bass, and Kristyn Chapman (AKA Krispy) on lead guitar.

Watch/listen now.

They will celebrate the 7” release on September 19 at Alphaville in Brooklyn with support from Heavy Halo, and Tetchy and will also embark on a US tour to the south and midwest at the end of September.

Tour Dates

9/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville with Tetchy and Heavy Halo
9/21 Providence, RI @ Lost Bag with Scaffolding
9/22 Jersey City, NJ @ Art House with The Vaughns and Cantations
9/23 Baltimore, MD @ Joe Squared with Adjective Animal and $100 Girlfriend
9/24 Asheville, NC @ Fleetwoods with Floral Hygienists
9/25 Atlanta, GA @ 529 with Fun isn’t Fair and Ugly Joy
9/26 Athens, GA @ Flicker Theatre with Commune and Honey Puppy
9/27 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor with Lofidels and Paint Fumes (DJ)
9/28 Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet with Future Wife
9/29 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle with Edit McKenna and Trak Qwn (DJ)

Photos by Viviane Black & Austin Gana Tolentino