WATERS (Van Pierszalowski, Ex-Port O’Brien) – “For The One”

Bay Area band Port O’Brien was a highly autobiographical, nautically inclined project (sample song titles: “Fisherman’s Son,” “Stuck On A Boat“) featuring a fisherman and his girlfriend at its core, swelling to a quintet in its prime. After three albums and various EPs, Port O’Brien is no more. After some time travel/living in various locations (Alaska, Oslo, San Fran, New York), the band’s lead singer/songwriter Van Pierszalowski returns with a new project called WATERS and the single “For The One” in advance of a new solo LP Out In The Light. He recorded it with a band “he found in Oslo,” but we’re told WATERS is entirely Van’s outlet. The name is revealing — still nautical, now stripped to its core element — and the material retains Van’s knack for scruffy and rambunctious, catchy melodies, but here with a high-gain college radio guitar and just one loud, rousing voice.

WATERS – “For The One”

Out In The Light is out 9/20 via TBD Records in the US, and via City Slang in Europe.

06/04 – Paris, FR @ La Fleche D’or*
06/07 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso*
06/08 – Ghent, BE @ Vooruit*
06/09 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow*
06/10 – Gronigen, NL @ Vera*
06/11 – Munich, DE @ Atomic Café*
06/12 – Vienna, AT @ Chelsea Club
06/13 – Frankfurt, DE @ Sinkkasten*
06/16 – London, UK @ Hoxton Bar & Grill*
06/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo (Northside Festival)
06/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (Northside Festival)#
06/21 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
* w/ Wye Oak
# w/ Deer Tick (performing as Deervana)

[Photo by Amber Chavez]