I must admit that I do religiously read Pitchfork. I also read a lot of independent music blogs, mostly based in the UK. However, I find Pitchfork to be a very good source of new music, especially music which comes from the other side of the pond. Hundred Waters appeared on Pitchfork’s ‘Rising‘ section a few days ago. And as soon as I pressed play on the track ‘Boreal’, I knew I was gonna like this band.
Hundred Waters are from Florida, but like the press shot of them above, this suits large expansive beautiful spaces. American national parks, water falls, star gazing and walking through wilderness. They mix ethereal electronic sounds with expansive folk, in the same vein as Julia Holter or Au Revoir Simone.
The band released their debut full-length record earlier this year which will be rereleased by Skrillex’s label OWSLA on October 16th. The also released an EP entitled ‘Thistle EP’ a few weeks back which is made up of remixes of a gorgeous track which is slightly more electronic sounding than the debut record tracks.