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Nick Waterhouse: The Now Sound From Way BackKEXP

Welcome to the new modern. L.A. musician Nick Waterhouse and his band The Tarots are young revivalists who offer a contemporary spin on classic sounds. Waterhouse comes from a world of "record people" and grew up just down the road from The Distillery (an all-analog Costa Mesa recording studio which houses the old console from Muscle Shoals), so he was afforded the privilege of seeing how the music-making process used to work. Working in precise detail, he crafts and refines a sharp modern-vintage sound throughout his first album, Time's All Gone.

This session for KEXP shows the 26-year-old in fine form, with slick shades and a musical intellect far beyond his years. These five songs capture the Nick Waterhouse sound perfectly, so come watch the future play out through his eyes.

Set List
  • "I Can Only Give You Everything"
  • "Trouble"
  • "Sleeping Pills"
  • "Some Place"
  • "Is That Clear"
Credits

Greg Vandy, host; Kevin Suggs, audio engineer; Jim Beckmann, Shelly Corbett and Scott Holpainen, cameras; Jim Beckmann, editing. Photo by Chad Syme.

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