“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
They don’t tell you when you sign the papers…
… but you just hit the hook. And they have plans for you in the pan.
On Flicker EP, a soldier returns home after years overseas.
It’s the first Waterslide record since 2012’s Lincoln Signal.
Featuring fiddler Dan Hochhalter (Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban), guitarist Clint Wells (Rodney Atkins), pedal steel player Adam “Ditch” Kurtz (Chris Shiflett, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers), vocalist Audrey Karrasch (ALKE), and singer-songwriter Mark Doyon (Arms of Kismet), Flicker EP is a flare of Americana through the pop looking glass.
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. 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.
Flicker EP was released on November 15, 2019.