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Here's something I wasn't quite expecting: Every last one of the videos on this week's list has some kind of narrative to it, even if…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2014 - 1:38 pm

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WATERS – “Molly Is A Babe”

WATERS are back later this year with their third studio full-length Something More! It's another collection of big, punchy alt-rock songs from the Bay Area…
Pranav Trewn | April 4, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Van William – “Revolution” (Feat. First Aid Kit)

Former Port O'Brien frontman and current WATERS frontman Van Pierszalowski is stepping out on his own with a new project called Van William. Well, not…
Peter Helman | September 7, 2016 - 11:04 am

Artist Portraits From Outside Lands 2015

This weekend marked Outside Lands' eighth year taking over the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Headliners this year included Elton John, the Black Keys,…
Stereogum | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Watch WATERS Make Their Energetic Late-Night TV Debut On Conan

The former Port O'Brien frontman Van Pierszalowski now leads the California power-pop band WATERS, and their new album What's Real is set to drop next…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2015 - 9:46 am

WATERS – “What’s Real”

Power-pop four-piece WATERS are prepping their debut album What's Real, and today they shared the title track. Van Pierszalowski laments "I've been stuck with the…
Caitlin White | March 26, 2015 - 3:57 pm

WATERS – “Stupid Games” (Stereogum Premiere)

Crunch-rock quintet WATERS released their EP, It Might All Be Okay, last fall after nearly two years of silence. We shared the singles "Got To
Collin Robinson | February 3, 2015 - 10:35 am

WATERS – “I Feel Everything” Video

Crunch-rock group WATERS have shared a video for "I Feel Everything," a track off their It All Might Be Okay EP that came out last…
James Rettig | November 10, 2014 - 11:26 pm

WATERS – “I Feel Everything”

Near the beginning of this year, Van Pierszalowski, aka WATERS, released a new single called "Got To My Head," which I called "a big high…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2014 - 4:53 pm

WATERS – “Got To My Head” (Stereogum Premiere)

After the demise of Port O'Brien a few years ago, frontman Van Pierszalowski started on his new band WATERS. It's been a little while since…
Miles Bowe | February 19, 2014 - 2:56 pm

WATERS – “If Only” (Stereogum Premiere)

The debut album from Van Pierszalowski's WATERS -- the current project from the ex-Port O’Brien frontman -- was released last September, though more music from…
Michael Nelson | June 18, 2012 - 1:38 pm

WATERS – “Mickey Mantle” Video

For a recent competition called the Music Video Race, artists were coupled with a director and challenged to shoot a video within 48 hours. So…
Corban Goble | May 31, 2012 - 4:34 pm

WATERS – “Back To You” Video

WATERS features ex-Port O'Brien frontman Van Pierszalowski, and the group's latest video splices together live performance footage and on-the-road shenanigans. Kiki Allgeier and Christian Stavros…
Corban Goble | November 18, 2011 - 11:17 am

WATERS – “For The One” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in May, we posted "For The One," a single from WATERS, the new project from ex-Port O'Brien frontman Van Pierszalowski. That fired-up college-rock track…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2011 - 12:50 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | May 31, 2011 - 1:31 pm