Indie-rock band, Water District, confirms a strong presence in the Los Angeles music scene with the release of their latest single and music video, “Come Down.” Packed with captivating vocals and powerful, yet precise guitar tempos, the single navigates influences of nineties alternative shades into a fresh contemporary sound. “Come Down” is now available for download on iTunes and streaming on Spotify. The music video can now be viewed on YouTube.
Opening with a clean and full guitar lick reminiscent of The Strokes, “Come Down” jumps straight into an up-tempo swing, balancing riveting rock textures with the anguish of fading love. Following the success of their debut release, “Dear California,” Water District continues to clear a path of mesmerizing sound in their latest release. With the effortless grit of Tice Griffin’s raw vocals and excellent guitar work, rich vibrations from Hunter Gurney on bass, Ajay Awasthi brings the entire sound together with a compelling boom on the drums. As the title suggests, “Come Down” depicts the phase of a relationship when the honeymoon phase is over and the writing is on the wall. “The lyrics range from the struggle of being young, heartbreak, social inequality and our favorite past times growing up,” the band says regarding their catalogue of work. Through the relatable lines, “she’s looking for a way out and I’m looking for a way to make her stay,” the song illustrates the painful frustration of an eclipsing relationship as the narrator struggles to accept its end. Though the content is somber, “Come Down” is anchored by the band’s anthemic and harmonious musicianship, softening the message of disappointment. Danny Balistocky, known for working with bands like Yellowcard, Ben Harper and Unwritten Law, was key in helping the band to enhance their own voice and direction. “Come Down” was recorded at Revolution 9 Recording Studios. Sage Griffin directed the music video, while Olivia Christiansen was at the helm of the visual effects editing.
Water District was formed in 2012 by a deep appreciation for indie rock and classic video games. With a common love for bands like Death Cab For Cutie and Silversun Pickups who would greatly influence and shape their work, it was a seamless transition from becoming acquaintances to band mates. It took little time for the band to be noticed by Normandie Records who subsequently signed the band. Before releasing their first official EP, Water District EP, the band had already independently produced two albums on their own.
Working simultaneously on music videos as well as new music, Water District works relentlessly, with an intense drive and passion to produce new material all the time. “Come Down” proves yet again that Water District has mastered the ability to seize attention with addicting rock hooks that resonate long after the first listen. Download “Come Down” and the rest of the Water District EP on iTunes and view the video on YouTube. To learn more about the band and future shows, visit www.WaterXDistrict.com.