Waterstrider’s new single “Way Out” another nice sip off new EP

Waterstrider just released another single off their upcoming EP of the same name. “Way Out” is a more bass-heavy track than previous release “Breed,” which embalmed listeners in a gentle cloud of soothing keys and lullabies. “Way Out” is a booming collision between dark and light, like a cry for help and a call of release. Nate Salman’s airy falsetto floats and encompasses the electric feel of each track. The full EP hits the air June 28. He plays at Santa Barbara’s SoHo before cruising back to Oakland for some more shows. Stay tuned for show announcements.

Waterstrider returns with “Weaker One,” upcoming EP

It's been a minute since we heard from Waterstrider. The East Bay musician has been a favorite of ours since practically the beginning, but the Oaklander has laid low for the last few years. After making it through a rough couple of years, marked by personal illness and the California wildfires that are now just the norm, he's back with a new single, "Weaker One." "Weaker One" comes from the upcoming EP Way Out.

By |January 18, 2019|Tags: |

Waterstrider + Nine Pound Shadow play Brick + Mortar next week

Two Bay Area rockers have combined forces with Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records for a West Coast run that will stop at Brick and Mortar Music Hall on Friday, December 2. Oakland's own Waterstrider are coming off a relatively high summer: They released their debut album Nowhere Now and were tapped as the sole opening act for The Pixies world tour warm-up run in California. Berkeley's Nine Pound Shadow round out the bill, the project of brothers Breandain and Christopher Langlois. They're currently enjoying the wave of support that they have received in the Bay Area and from Danger Mouse personally. Headlining the [...]

By |November 25, 2016|Tags: |

Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Waterstrider are definitely one of those bands you keep rooting for. A mainstay in the Berkeley co-op scene in the last handful of years, the band's sound has grown and matured with them. Central to the band's vision is Nate Salman, who, as the project's founder and core member, channels his emotion through captivating falsetto and lushly sparse accompaniment. Because they've been such an enduring band on the scene, it feels like they're so deserving of this new development: Waterstrider has signed to 30th Century Records (helmed by prolific producer Danger Mouse) and will release their much-anticipated debut Nowhere Now [...]

By |June 13, 2016|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Down Dirty Shake, Waterstrider and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, February 11 Down Dirty Shake, The She's, Rachel Fannan @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $10, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, February 11 Monophonics, The People's Blues of Richmond, David Luning @ Slim's 8pm, $17, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, February 12 Con Brio, Waterstrider [...]

Giveaway: The Max Savage Show Episode 3: A Storm of Sword-Sharp Intellects

After two triumphant installments, The Max Savage Show returns for "Episode 3: A Storm of Sword-Sharp Intellects" tomorrow night at the lovely Starline Social Club in Oakland. Joining max will be musical guests Waterstrider (plus an unnamed super secret musical guest!), weed expert David Downs, Avery Trufelman from design podcast 99% Invisible, followed by a DJ set from Astronauts, Etc. As if that wasn't enough, all profits from the show go to Arts for Oakland Kids. Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSFx7MkYOps&feature=youtu.be Max tells me he was inspired to start the show by an "amazing weirdo guy in Baltimore named Ed Schrader", [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Waterstrider at Brick and Mortar, 8/12/15

Oakland's Waterstrider is kind of on top of the world (or at least the East Bay) right now, with the recent release of their debut LP, Nowhere Now, and their current residency at Brick and Mortar, which got started this week with Hannah Van Loon (of Trails and Ways fame), Alex Siegel, and Madeline Kenney. This week they'll be playing with Two Sheds and Jamie Riotto, and we have a pair of tickets to give away. Follow instructions below for a chance to win them. In the meantime, check out the video for "Frayed," courtest of OIM Records. https://vimeo.com/126988730 To [...]

By |August 7, 2015|Tags: |

Video: Waterstrider – “Frayed”

As Oakland's Waterstrider prepares for a busy summer of shows, they just dropped a video for "Frayed", their contribution to the OIM Records Compilation that we told you about late last month. Starring Kevn Tijerina and Waterstrider frontman Nate Salman (who has been known to show off dance moves in videos), the video was composed of 40,000 individual photos that were expertly stitched together by director Marta Dymek: https://vimeo.com/126988730 "Frayed" will be available June 23 on the OIM comp, while Waterstrider released their debut LP Nowhere Now in April. They'll be touring the country with fellow Oaklanders Trails & Ways [...]

By |May 27, 2015|Tags: |

Listen to French Cassettes and Waterstrider’s contributions to OIM Records’ Vol. 1 compilation

OIM Records, Vol. 1 As we told you a couple weeks ago, Oakland booker and promoter Sarah Sexton, musician Angelica Tavella, and producer Jeff Saltzman recently joined forces to create OIM Records, and the newest independent label in the Bay is dropping its debut compilation on June 23. Now, following on the heals of the comp's first single (Yassout Benedict's "YoungBlood"), two more tracks are now streaming for your listening pleasure. French Cassettes’ "Right Talk", a b-side from their excellent LP Gold Youth, is a pop gem with earnest lyrics that will have you singing along in no time. Waterstrider’s [...]

Bandcamp’s first City Guide spotlights Oakland: Bells Atlas, Waterstrider, Kid Trails, and more

Recently, Oakland's music scene has been raking in the national press. In February, it was Fantastic Negrito delivering the winning video for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert contest filmed inside of a freight train: "behind a desk made of a steel slab and a work bench, this soulful character won our hearts" was Bob Boilen's praise. The winnings included a place on the bill for a SXSW showcase alongside the likes of Charles Bradley and King Tuff, and now he's slated to perform at this year's Outside Lands. Now, Bandcamp – or more specifically, content curator Andrew Jervis – has taken notice. Jervis explains, "Oakland is considered home to [...]

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