Waterplanet is an Indie-Pop band from Baltimore, Maryland. The project is the result of a collaboration between singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Millie Landrum and James Hesser. The duo came together a few years ago over a mutual appreciation for what they call, “psychedelic folk-art rock with a pop twist.”
“Girl” is the latest single from Waterplanet’s most recent album, “Never Far.” The track is an excellent example of the band’s brand of lo-fi, sugary sweet Alt-Pop. The acoustic guitar-based track features minimalist percussion and bass guitar. Landrum’s infectiously catchy vocal melody sits at the center of the mix. The overall feel of the track brings to mind 90’s Alternative singer/songwriters like Julianna Hatfield or the Breeders.
The track’s Lo-fi production and cinematic storytelling reminded us a bit of the classic, pioneering Alternative Pop album “The Velvet Underground and Nico.” The band lists VU as an influence along with other similarly groundbreaking artists like; She and Him, Courtney Barnett, Sonic Youth, Violent Femmes, Pixies, Patti Smith and X. The band is from the same universe as 80’s College Rock darlings, The Feelies. And that is a particularly cool universe from which to originate.
Before the pandemic Waterplanet played regularly across the Northeast, from DC to NYC. For now you can hear “Girl” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Waterplanet. Get up to speed on their brand new album “Never Far” as well as their previous releases.