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The Gainsville, Florida and OWSLA signed indie-band, Hundred Waters is back with a new track that continues where it’s quiet but confident self-titled debut left off in 2012.  Simply put, “Down From The Rafters” slowly gains momentum through lyrical poetics and textured instrumentation that remains similar to The xx and James Blake in composition.  Baring resemblance to folk music or lo-fi electronic, Hundred Waters finds a comfortable medium where few artists occupy and flourish.  Bare-boned instrumentation is matched with an expert ability to compose each track, leaving the listener flowing from song-to-song without notice or care.  “Down From The Rafters” melodic and shimmery highs are juxtaposed with the dull-drone of violins, electronics and subdued drums.  This may be my favorite Hundred Waters’ track yet and if you’re a fan of trying on new music this might just be the introduction you need to the quartet.

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