Saturday, December 3, 2011

Show Preview - Waters w/Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah - 12.6.11 - Mr Smalls - Pittsburgh - Concert Preview

Waters will be appearing at Mr Smalls this Tuesday, 12.6 opening for Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah. Van Pierszalowski is the lead and major contributor to WATERS having previously spent his time as a member of Port O' Brien. At the time POB broke up, Van became a roaming soul settling in such areas as Oslo, Norway, Alaska and Brooklyn. The band just recently released his first LP Out in the Light this past September to positive reviews. Von has put a great deal of time and years into this project which you can hear below.

From their bio:

Spring 2010 saw the demise of Port O’Brien, and founding member/front man Van Pierszalowski needed a break from the hectic, wonderful mess that is touring. He stumbled into respite in Oslo, Norway, and spent some time away from making music. Van explored the new city, swam in the Norwegian fjords, enjoyed the weather and the experience of seasons changing. He found his bearings and fell in love again.

Inspiration arrived and as he wrote, Van was compelled to fuel the process further by changing his environment once more. He spent most of the next year traveling: to Alaska, where he’d spent summers working on his father’s commercial salmon fishing boat; to California, where he’d grown up in a seaside town off Highway 1; and eventually to New York, where in Brooklyn he endured relentless blizzards and a cold nearly reminiscent of Oslo.

Van gave his new project a name: WATERS. These new songs he wrote veered away from the frequently loose, punchy anthems of Port O’Brien, and as he intensively pieced each one together, he sought a bigger sound – something louder than he could play on his own. So Van returned to Oslo, where his new journey had begun. He put together a band of fine Norwegian gentlemen and spent every day of the next two months rehearsing in a small practice space outside of the city.

The show begins at 8p with doors opening at 7p. Tickets are 17 and can be found here