“Inspired song structure, thematic consistency and depth, excellent instrumentation, original and compelling lyrics, the human touch, rock tradition, songwriting superiority, vocal harmony, ironic smiles, America, sadness, beauty, and an enveloping sense of personal involvement and connection.” –Fleabomb
Waterslide is singer-songwriter and producer Mark Doyon. He previously released albums as Arms of Kismet and Wampeters, and published the short-story collection Bonneville Stories.
Doyon’s music has been featured in PopMatters, The Daily Vault, Hybrid, Skope, Neufutur, Groovevolt, Ear Candy, Modern Dance UK, Delusions of Adequacy, and many other outlets. It has been playlisted by Sirius XM, AOL Radio, Yahoo Launchcast, Creamy Radio, and Radio Crystal Blue, and appeared in numerous independent films and multimedia productions. In the words of Radio Casbah’s Mike Perazzetti, “On the surface, it’s great power pop. A little below the surface is a whole other species of musical madness.”
That approach fuses acoustic, organic instrumentation and found sound, summoning a warm, analog vibe that sounds as natural in a coffeehouse as it does on a car radio. Guitars and dancebeats coat sugary melodies and fractured lyrics, blending genres in offbeat and revelatory ways.
“When you’re going down a waterslide,” Doyon says, “you’re happy and exhilarated, free of worry and full of anticipation. And when you get to the end, you’re submerged, almost as an exclamation, in this clear, blue water. It reminds us of the fleetingly perfect moments in our lives.”
Waterslide’s debut album, Lincoln Signal, was released June 19, 2012.