Six-piece Waterstrider are a young band that began in a UC Berkeley co-op last year. Constellation is available for purchase above — where you can also grab the title track for free — and its swooning indie pop sounds a lot more thoughtful and mature than most self-released debut efforts. Waterstrider opens for Gardens & Villa and Young Man at Bottom of the Hill on Thursday night (9pm, $10).

That’s a compelling bill, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away! E-mail contest

[at] with your full name and the subject line “Waterstrider giveaway” for a chance to win tickets. Third e-mail gets them!

(Via Ears of the Beholder, who is presenting this week’s show)