See Water is a Charleston-based band that originally hails from Washington, DC, and are now becoming a strong part of the local Charleston music scene. The band has just released their first single, “Echo”, from their debut full-length album, entitled Hit The Moon, and it is nothing short of electric – running chills up my spine before the intro had even finished, and by the time it had, I was up and dancing alone in my one-bedroom apartment getting weird looks from my dog. You just can’t help but move! JR Spencer, the extremely gifted guitarist of See Water, had this to proudly say about the upcoming album:
“We’ve created a record that is meant to be listened to all the way through and takes you on a journey, so we threw in transitional tracks and interludes to help with the flow and dynamics. It feels to us like a project that we’ve waited a very long time to make, a creative outlet like no other, and the level of excitement on our end has been nothing short of stellar from day one.”
With passion like that, Hit The Moon is an album everyone should have on their radar. The punk and ska influence in See Water’s heavy reggae sound is very apparent and the creative mixture of the three creates a sound that is rare to come by. The intensity of drummer Sam Robert’s insane rhythms is like a shot of whiskey burning your throat in the best way, chased by the smooth-as-Chardonnay bass-lines that Patrick Farrell executes flawlessly; now get a blender and mix those two with Riley Randall’s captivating vocals and JR Spencer’s impeccable control of the fret board, and you have a band about to take the Charleston scene by storm.
If you like what you hear with “Echo,” be sure to follow See Water on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and come out to see them at the good ol’ Pour House this Saturday, September 10th for TreeFest. See Water will be joined by other regional and local acts such as TreeHouse, Signal Fire, Little Stranger, Elephant Convoy, and Bubba Love. See Water will take the stage at 10:30pm, and you can expect at least an hour of non-stop dancing!