Mixtape #64

This month's mixtape is curated by the one and only Waterstrider. Earlier this year, the Oakland based quintet released Nowhere Now, one of those rare albums in which pretty much every single song is an instant hit. Their distinctive sound, with unforgettable gliding vocals, intricate guitars and infectious grooves merges many genres in such a tight unit that we thought a mixtape would help unravel the wide array of their influences. Turns out, you can also boogie to it.


Listen to Waterstrider’s brand new track ‘Frayed’

Waterstrider - Frayed.

Just last month, Oakland, California’s Waterstrider released their debut album Nowhere Now and they can’t seem to stop making amazing and infectious music. ‘Frayed’ is the quintet’s brand new track, released as part of a compilation from OIM Records. Featuring 13 artists from the Bay Area, who went into the studio for three days with producer Jeff Saltzman, the compilation drops on June 23rd in vinyl, cassette and digital formats. Now listen to ‘Frayed’.

Waterstrider share title track from upcoming album Nowhere Now


We’ve been highly anticipating the release of Nowhere Now, the debut album from Waterstrider, following their excellent singles ‘Calliope’ and ‘White Light’. The Oakland based five-piece know how to keep us excited and have just shared the album’s title track, a catchy and sunny affair that is bound to make you dance into Spring. Listen to ‘Nowhere Now’ below and be sure to nab the album when it’s out on April 6th in the UK and April 7th in the US.

Waterstrider’s upcoming Nowhere Now is now available to pre-order on their bandcamp.

Waterstrider share second single ‘Calliope’

Waterstrider - Calliope

Last month Waterstrider teased their upcoming debut album, Nowhere Now, with the first single ‘White Light’. The Oakland five-piece released it as a double A-side, also featuring the marvellous ‘Calliope’. “‘Calliope’ is about a psychological battle with one’s muse”, explained lead singer Nate Salman. “Afraid of giving everything to the unknown force behind a creative process and exposing our hearts to the world, we shackle ourselves to routine experiences.”
Listen to ‘Calliope’ below and grab the album when it drops on April 6th in the UK and April 7th in the US.

Waterstrider confirm debut album Nowhere Now

Waterstrider - White Light

Waterstrider first caught our ears a year ago with their cover of Little Dragon’s ‘Twice’, and the single ‘Redwood’. The Oakland quintet had previously revealed their plans for a debut album, and now we’re finally getting more details regarding this release. Entitled Nowhere Now, the album is set to drop later in the year. To keep us excited, Waterstrider are releasing ‘White Light’ and ‘Calliope’ as a double A-side single on January 29th. Lucky for us, we can already listen to ‘White Light’. Here it is.