by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: WATERS - For the One (MP3)
WATERS at Brooklyn Bowl in June (more by Jessica Amaya)
WATERS, the current project of fomer Port O'Brien frontman Van Pierszalowski, released their debut LP Out in the Light in the US on September 20 via TBD Records. Like they do at their live show, WATERS release a ton of energy on this record. At times the folkiness of Van's previous project seeps through, but overall Out in the Light is a fun collection of fuzz guitar driven pop tunes that would feel right at home on '90s college radio with bands like Harvey Danger and early Nada Surf.
You can stream the entire thing and check out the artwork and tracklist below. You can also watch the video for lead single "For the One" below, which was directed by Allen Cordell, who has directed videos for Dan Deacon and Beach House. Download the song above. The album is available for purchase as LP/CD/MP3 at Amazon.
WATERS have a short run of dates coming up this October, including some CMJ shows. All of those shows haven't been announced yet, but one of them is the '10 Years of Fenway Recordings' showcase at The Studio at Webster Hall on October 20 with We Are Scientists, Recover, The Static Jacks, Faces on Film (who just opened for the Shins), and others. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (9/28) at noon. The flier for this show is below. They'll also play another NYC show before CMJ at Mercury Lounge on October 17. Tickets for this show go on sale Wednesday at noon too. Some of the dates are with Boy & Bear who are also playing CMJ, though no one else is listed on the Mercury bill at the moment.
Video, album stream, all dates, and other stuff below...
WATERS - "For the One" Official Video
WATERS - Out in the Light
Out in the Light Tracklist:
1. For The One
2. O Holy Break Of Day
3. Out In The Light
4. Back To You
5. Ones You Had Before
6. Abridge My Love
7. If I Run
8. Take Me Out To The Coast
9. San Francisco
10. Mickey Mantle
WATERS -- 2011 Tour Dates
October 13 Sophia's Thai Kitchen Davis, Ca
October 16 Northstar Philadelphia, Pa^
October 17 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
October 18 Red Palace Washington DC^
October 19 CMJ New York, NY
October 20 The Studio at Webster Hall New York, NY*
October 21 CMJ New York, NY
October 22 Great Scott Allston, MA^
^ - w/ Boy & Bear
* - w/ We Are Scientists, Recover, The Damn Personals, The Static Jacks, Secret Music, Faces on Film