Super Water Sympathy w/Elephant Stone & The Nobility
This show looked great as originally booked, but it got even better. Super Water Sympathy, who hail from Shreveport, La., have been sharing their big-tent indie sound and singer Ansley Hughes’ bold voice across the land during their sophomore Warped Tour outing. The group’s latest full-length, Hydrogen Child, comes to life in full color with help from producer Cam Blackwood, of Morrissey and Florence and The Machine fame. Local masters of vintage pop The Nobility, self-proclaimed “America’s Most Convivial Rock Band” and perpetual stars of clever and charming promo videos, are set to debut new drummer Will Medders, and perhaps some cuts from the EP teased on their website this spring. Then, the icing on the cake — more like a second cake all their own — came through with the addition of Montreal’s Elephant Stone, warming up for a European trip with The Black Angels. The project of modern psych-rock’s go-to sitar player, Rishi Dhir, the group snagged a Polaris prize out of the gate for its 2009 debut The Seven Seas. All it took was one spin of lead single “Heavy Moon” to sell us on the band’s new self-titled full-length, which expands admirably on the approach that made their namesake Stone Roses track a resounding success — namely, looking back on the fundamentals of psychedelic pop with decades of new influences to breathe in fresh life.
Wed, Aug 14 | 9:00 PM
The High Watt
18 and over