Electronically inclined art-pop quartet Hundred Waters have unveiled a visually stunning video for previously unreleased single "Cavity", in conjunction with the announcement that their sophomore album has been scheduled for a May 26th release via OWSLA. Arriving on the heels of their unexpected new song "Down From the Rafters", which was the subject of immediate widespread critical praise, "Cavity" sees the group steering their effortless blend of electronics and live instrumentation into decidedly darker, more complex terrains. The Michael Langan-directed clip pairs impressive visual effects (almost all rendered by flashlight, as opposed to CGI) with gorgeous sonics that indicate the hallmarks of the band's new material: an increased attention to complex rhythms and lush textures buoyed by Nicole Miglis' breathtaking, virtuosic vocals, which have grown in both confidence and soulfulness over the past two years. The band will be heading to SXSW for a series of shows (full list below) that will touch on the new album material.
Hundred Waters' members (Nicole Miglis, Trayer Tryon, Paul Giese, & Zach Tetreault) formed the group in 2012 when they became housemates in Gainseville, FL. The four found themselves inclined to collaboration while living under one roof, sharing a communal mentality that yielded a beautiful blend of musical contradictions: mournful yet colorful, introverted yet aware.
Their self-titled debut soon attracted the most unlikely of allies, Skrillex, who signed the band to his OWSLA label that same year and gave the album a full-scale release, leading to worldwide touring with such diverse acts as The xx, Alt-J, Grimes, & Julia Holter.