THE WALKUP, New York City In the summer of 2005, THE WALKUP released their first EP, These Walls Have Ears, and spent the next few years playing venues around New York – honing their skills and sound. "It wasn't long before we started writing much better material than what the band had started with,” states Sean, “especially during the recording phase.” The group steadily drew in more crowds and played CMJ in 2006 and 2007 to packed venues. The Walkup has since become a firm addition to the underground NYC music scene with their highly energetic shows.
Now, after eight months in the studio, and with the recent addition of Christopher Ayoub on bass, the group is ready to release their debut album, Down on Pacific. Carefully crafted, the record came together in a natural, organic process and reflects the road each has travelled to get here, the growth of the band over the past few years as well as the sound of the City they live in. Produced by Chuck Brody (Northern State, Ra Ra Riot, Shitake Monkey) and Gregory Lattimer (Albert Hammond Jr.) the album is a refreshing dose of pop music infused with Lower East Side post-punk and Brit influenced, hook filled rock.