Out in the Light
Former Port O’Brien front man Van Peirszalowski (that has to be a Polish name) makes his debut under the name Waters with a sound that is rough and DIY sounding with a strong mix of indie-rock. The title track could easily fit on both rock and Top 40 stations. Instantly catchy, it captures the essence of what independent music was back when it was still underground: Raw, rough and undeniably brilliant. From the fuzzed-out guitars of “Back to You” to the absolutely gorgeous closer “Mickey Mantle,” Waters is one of those bands that you brag to your friends about liking before they became big. They are that good.