Water From Your Eyes – In Session For New Music Fix with Deb Grant – August 15, 2023 – BBC 6 Music –
Brooklyn Indie-Pop duo Water From Your Eyes – recorded in session for Deb Grant at New Music Fix for BBC 6 Music just a few days ago.
Water from Your Eyes is an American indie pop band. The duo consists of Rachel Brown and Nate Amos. They make wildly disjointed but utterly satisfying music that cuts through a veritable patchwork of sounds and emotions. Color me strange, but I found myself mesmerized by the landscape I was witness to. I like the mantric quality of Rachel Brown’s voice – the repetitive phrases are, on one level, meditations and on another level, jarring reality – just like life.
I think we’ve hit a point in our musical journey where all the access to all the technology is starting to pay off. At first, it was about tinkering and embellishments and odd sounds because we could make them and this or that piece of gear could do that. Now they are being utilized to create the bigger picture and the colors being added are essential ingredients. I consider it another logical step to another place and this is what music was always supposed to be about.
Amos and Brown are longtime music collaborators. The duo released their first album Long Days No Dream in 2017. In 2018, the duo released their second album titled All a Dance. The duo released their third album Somebody Else’s Song in 2019. The duo’s album, Structure, was released in 2021. In January 2023, the band announced they had signed to Matador Records. Their album through the label, Everyone’s Crushed, was released on May 26.
I left in some of the band’s and Deb Grant’s comments on purpose because elation is catchy and it made perfect sense.
Not for all tastes, but keep an open mind – it’s the least you can do.