Nowhere Now, the debut album by Waterstrider, will be released via 30th Century Records on August 12. Waterstrider, the name used by Bay Area musician Nate Salman, is also pleased to announce forthcoming West Coast dates supporting Diane Coffee. The tour kicks off August 19 at The Hideout in San Diego, CA and conclude August 26 in Visalia, CA. Further, Waterstrider will be playing at Los Angeles’ Bootleg Theater on June 14 with Gang Of Youths. Live, Salman is accompanied by a full band and all tour dates are listed below.
Recently, Waterstrider reveals an acoustic version of the album’s title track via an intimate and captivating video shot by Tony Corello at the Sound Factory in Los Angeles.
Nowhere Now, Salman’s debut full length, caught the attention and ears of Danger Mouse who subsequently signed Nate to his label 30th Century Records. Salman self-produced the album and with it a pastiche of highlife guitar, galloping rhythms, and lush electronics. It shows an innovative musician adept at creating immersive sonic worlds. But it’s Salman’s distinctively soulful falsetto which provides Waterstrider with its emotional wallop. His voice – an incredibly powerful instrument – showcases the constant tug-of-war between sultry and sorrow.
“When I wrote Nowhere Now, I was working really hard on being true to myself,” says the Santa Barbara, CA-born Salman. Speaking specifically of the title track Salman notes it “reflects the doubt and confusion regarding who I was and who I wanted to be.”
As for his distinctively soulful falsetto Salman reflects “I believe it comes from an embrace of androgyny,” he continues. “At it’s core it’s probably just me trying to emulate all the singers I admire. I take lots of inspiration from artists like Jónsi, Nina Simone, and Jeff Buckley. I love the idea of something being created from a source that doesn’t fit into convention.”
Waterstrider Tour Dates
6/14 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater ^
6/15 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room ^
8/19 San Diego, CA – The Hideout *
8/20 Pioneertown – Pappy & Harriet’s *
8/23 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones *
8/25 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
8/26 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door *
^ w/ Gang of Youths
* w/ Diane Coffee