Last month, Cali 5-piece WATERS announced the release of the new album Something More! on Vagrant/BMG on May 19th, 2017, the band’s first release since 2015’s acclaimed What’s Real. Today, they unveil their blistering new single “Molly Is A Babe” – premiering on Stereogum now. Listen here
Says WATERS’ lead singer Van Pierszalowski: “‘Molly Is A Babe’ is an amalgam of a dream I had about Reno and our real life experiences passing through there on tour. There’s something about that strange little desert oasis of a town that turns me on in all the ways. Its both depressing and yet incredibly exciting and weird, which is one of the best combinations. I wanted the song to reflect that – on one side, it’s very dark, probably the darkest song on the record – but we delivered it in the in the least depressing way we could. I think I want to die in Reno.”
Written and recorded over the past year in LA, following touring runs with the likes of Weezer, Tegan and Sara, and Matt and Kim, Something More! came together after the five-piece band returned home and were forced to confront the day-to-day realities of everyday life.The bulk of the songs that comprise Something More! speak to feelings of restlessness and being alone, as well as having uber-intense issues with lovers, friends and family. But, as Pierszalowski says in explaining how in spite of this the album contains some of the most raucous, hook-driven songs of the band’s career, “These songs are pop songs. They sound fun on the surface. But they are dark songs in disguise.”
Fans of the band can rejoice at news that the Cali band have scheduled their first Something More! show for The Roxy in Los Angeles on June 8th.