Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pajammy Jam of the Day | WATERS - Mickey Mantle

Photo by Marte Solbakken

I ain't too old to give a shit...
I ain't too young to regret...

Well, we're on a roll this week at Speakers in Code. I don't think we planned for this to be The Week of Melancholy, but we're three for three with Pajammy Jams of the Day. You know, the songs you listen to in the week hours of the night. In your jammies.

Let's back up the bus. I was quite dismayed when I first heard that Port O'Brien was breaking up. The band's 2009 album, Threadbare, is so. damn. good. It reminds me of winters and twilight and feeling wistful.

But, my frown was turned upside down when Port O'Brien's founder and front man, Van Pierszalowski, established his new band, WATERS, and put out last summer's album, Out In The Light on TBD Records. Pierszalowski notes, "The record is about waking up. It is about getting out of a situation that seems endless, and realizing you’re not too old to make dramatic and sudden changes in your life. It is about starting over.”

Which is where the above lyrics come into play.

Pierszalowski just made a new video for "Mickey Mantle" in conjunction with Music Video Race. WATERS was given 48 hours to meet the director, come up with a concept, and shoot and edit the video. Not too shabby.

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