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.
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.