Waterstrider’s Nate Salman releases adventurous first solo track

Nate Salman is not content to sit still. While his band Waterstrider plans the release of their just-finished debut LP, the Oakland musician has done anything but take a breather. He has already started work on new Waterstrider songs, one of which the band premiered at Oaktown Mayhem Fest this past Saturday. He recently sang on Les Sins’ party-starting track “Why,” and danced in a BART car for the video, which was released last week. And now he gives us his first solo recording, “Be Alright,” in which the Afro-pop tendencies of Waterstrider are abandoned for a playful electronic groove and a dance-ready [...]

By |November 18, 2014|Tags: , |

Watch Les Sins’ gloriously CGI’d video for “Why”

Have you ever found yourself in an empty BART car and felt the urge to dance your butt off? Well, that's exactly what singer Nate Salman does in Les Sins’ new video for "Why," released just yesterday. With its explosions of bright color and gleeful uninhibited dancing (of both the human and CGI varieties), the video for "Why," directed by local filmmaker Ben Smith, is the perfect accompaniment for the exuberant track. Les Sins' Chaz Bundick (of Toro Y Moi fame) provides the propulsive bass line, snappy percussion, and washes of synth. Salman, who is also the frontman for Waterstrider, delivers a [...]

By |November 13, 2014|Tags: , |
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