Warehouse – “Reservoir”
We named Warehouse a Band To Watch last year, around the time that the band re-released their debut LP Tesseract on the Brooklyn-based label Bayonet. Today, the Atlantan’s announced that the follow-up to Tesseract is due out in September, and along with that news they premiered Super Low’s first single via NPR. “Reservoir” sounds notably different from Warehouse’s snarling, contorted first offering. It’s still a frenetic avant-punk song, but it’s also softer, more melodic, and that’s because it’s a song about love. Warehouse’s singer Elaine Edenfield told NPR the following:
“Reservoir” started as an attempt to divulge lyrically from a very personal style of songwriting towards a very simple Belle & Sebastian-esque love song… Quickly though, due to an obsession with T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, it became again a very personal and hard-to-swallow sort-of love song, full of contradiction. It is about the difficulties of continuing a relationship when from the start it has been marred by external tragedies and a loss of control. It deeply echoes Eliot’s poem in the search for meaning and fulfillment within the relationship and in life, and the search for peace throughout.
Super Low is out 9/30 via Bayonet.