Watter share new video for “Death Knock” taken from new album out now on Temporary Residence

November 16, 2017



Share video for latest single “Death Knock”
New album, History of the Future
out now on Temporary Residence

Last month, Watter released their new album, History of the Future and today they share the video for “Death Knock” which premiered on Echoes and Dust. The video was edited by Allie Meyer, who used royalty-free footage from various videos of calming natural occurrences and created a suspenseful series of video collages; rolling clouds that suddenly take the shape of a volcano crater anticipating eruption, matched by the track’s own anxious swells. The video obscures what the title track is revealing, suggesting something sinister is happening just out of view.

Zac from the band had this to say about the track: “The song ‘Death Knock’ is somewhat of a departure from the rest of the record. It dives into Electronic, Italian prog and Turkish psych territory. All of the instruments were played myself on this particular jam. The song title came from Tyler Trotter and is in reference to an appalachian ghost story he heard – but we’ll have to make a horror video to work with that… “
When Watter first appeared fully formed in 2014 as a trio featuring founding members of Grails and Slint, most assumed the mercurial group would vanish into the ether just like the foggy echoes of sound they crafted on their debut album, This World. Instead, they toured the US with their longtime friends in Om, and returned home to begin work on an ambitious new recording studio, from which their new album, History of the Future was born.

As with their first album, the songs on History of the Future evolved from many long days and nights of improvisation, experimentation, and collaboration. In many ways, the guests – which include, among others, Britt Walford (Slint), Dominic Cipolla (Phantom Family Halo, Torres), Rachel Grimes (Rachel’s), Bundy K. Brown (Tortoise), and Todd Cook (Shipping News, The For Carnation) – and the gear were as vital to the creative process as the core duo of Riles and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Trotter. It is this exploratory nature that breathes life into Watter, and turns ephemeral into eternal.

History of the Future is out now on Temporary Residence.

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