February 11, 2010

Smoldering glacier

With all the hysteria surrounding global climate change, it’s encouraging to discover at least one solid formation isn’t in danger of melting away anytime soon.

Los Angeles natives Tommy Walter and Ross Golan – collectively known as Glacier Hiking – were one of 2009’s hottest commodities, igniting southern California’s prime venues, Texas’ South by Southwest music festival and television channels ranging from SPEED to MTV.

In the midst of a variety of individual projects during the last three years, Walter and Golan collaborated on a series of demos. The process resulted in their first official release, the Color by Number EP, in October. They’re currently putting the finishing touches on a full-length album with renowned rock producer Neal Avron, and have been posting rough versions of the tracks online.

That should keep their fans warm enough until the new record breaks the mainstream ice.