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Monday, November 10, 2014

Watch WATERS Play a Seedy Motel In This Video For "I Feel Everything"

Posted By on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 2:47 PM

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We've been stoked on WATERS' new EP, It All Might Be OK, since it was released Oct. 14 as their first record with Vagrant. Hell, we've been stoked on WATERS since we first heard S.F.'s own Van Pierszalowski would be forming a new band after the dissolution of Port O'Brien. But the new tunes sound like the kind that catapult a well-known local band to the national stage, with Pierszalowski's anguished vocals layered over big, anthemic choruses and guitar hooks that swirl around your head for days.

In this video for the first single, "I Feel Everything," those hooks are also the backdrop for an unsettling scene at the Pink Motel, just north of North Hollywood, a perfectly seedy (and functional) artifact from '50s L.A., at which Pierszalowski encounters a string of discomforting situations as the band plays in the parking lot. 

"It reflects the perfect combination of lost romance, grim present, and slightly hopeful coloring that the song is about," the singer told Billboard. "I'm tired of music videos with rock bands featuring smiling happy people with nice perfect haircuts. I wanted this video to be uncomfortable, and for the viewer to be filled with emotions, both positive and negative, because that what the song is about." 

Check it out below, and start making your "welcome home" banners for when the band returns from tour to open for the Cold War Kids at the Fox Theater in Oakland Nov. 21.

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