It's been a busy year for Oakland's Waterstrider: When the electro-tinged indie-pop five-piece wasn't busy winning “Best Song From Oakland” in this year's Mayhem Festival (deservedly so, for “Redwood“), singer Nate Salman was busy contributing his unmistakable falsetto to Chaz Bundick's new Toro y Moi side project, Les Sins.
[jump] But it's been nearly a year since “Redwood” dropped as a single, and we're ready for a lot more. Luckily, the band gave us “White Light” yesterday — a shimmery, chilled-out, otherworldly track that conjures sunlight dancing on water, with layers of intricate guitar over a foundation of slowly-building, almost tribal percussion from Brijean Murphy.
Give it a listen below; the band says it will be officially released with another single Jan. 29. And Waterstrider plays the Independent Feb. 28, opening for fellow locals Cathedrals during one of their Noise Pop shows.