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Nick Waterhouse Releases 'This is a Game' Record

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Nick Waterhouse Releases 'This is a Game' Record

"This is a Game," the lead single off Nick Waterhouse's latest record Holly, is streaming now at Rolling Stone: Holly will be released March 4 on Innovative Leisure following the 2012 debut Time's All Gone which received widespread acclaim-NPR Music praised Waterhouse as " of music's most refreshingly rough-around-the-edges soul men," while LA Weekly furthers "...he's a tightly wound, meticulous rock & roll scholar who commands up to a dozen musicians onstage beside him with the authority of a seasoned bandleader." Waterhouse will celebrate the release with tour dates throughout February. See below for details.

Holly was produced by Waterhouse and Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) with song-writing contributions and collaborations from friends Ty Segall, Young Holt Trio and Mose Allison among others. Of the new music Waterhouse notes, "Thematically this record feels more like a novella, or poem with sections, or even a film, than a collection of songs. It is a work of fiction, with a protagonist, but also a floating omniscient narrator, and fragments of conversation from other characters. I was heavily influenced by my surroundings in young Los Angeles, as well as the concept of fate." See reverse for full track listing.

Waterhouse grew up in Huntington Beach, CA. He established his musical sensibilities in the middle of the burgeoning Southern California psych-garage scene, while retaining his unique perspective on the spirit of American rhythm & blues and rock & roll. Waterhouse started performing as a teenager. "I found it had the same feeling I got racing motorcycles as a kid, which is a fight-or-flight feeling of things happening in 'real time'...I felt like that was the most focusing thing about playing music versus other forms of art. You have to live with what you do in an immediate moment," he explains.

February 19 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
February 20 Detroit, MI Lager House
February 21 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
February 22 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
February 23 Montreal, QC Montreal Highlights Festival @ Club Soda
February 25 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
February 27 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
February 28 Washington, DC Bulldog Alley @ Georgetown University
March 1 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church

Holly Tracklist
1. High Tiding
2. This Is A Game
3. It no. 3
4. Let It Come Down
5. Sleeping Pills
6. Holly
7. Dead Room
8. Well It's Fine
9. Ain't There Something That Money Can't Buy
10. Hands On The Clock

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