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ADRIAN YOUNGE PRESENTS JACK WATERSON Modern Psych Rock Record from Younge & Long Time Collaborator Waterson

Jack Waterson

Modern Psych Rock Record from Younge & Long Time Collaborator Waterson

Out Now via Linear Labs; Stream It HERE

“Smile” Recently Featured as KCRW’s “Today’s Top Tune”;

Watch Track’s Video HERE

Jack Waterson – Smile (Official Music Video)

“expansive west coast studio-as-instrument psychedelia” – LA Record

Adrian Younge has teamed up with long time consiglieri and bandmate, Jack Waterson to create a modern psych rock record: Adrian Younge presents Jack Waterson. Getting lost in the impressionistic and, at times, jarring world of psychedelia, the album questions what is real and challenges you to question the role you play in this world. These kindred spirits have created a cinematic psych album with no boundaries. Laced with hip hop breaks and acid rock, their intention is to subvert the designation of what is black vs. white music.

The album is out now via Younge’s Linear Labs and influential Los Angeles station KCRW recently named album track “Smile” their “Today’s Top Tune,” calling it “a sonic psychedelic kaleidoscopic.” Read more via KCRW HERE, and watch the “Smile” video here:

Punk rock and hip hop came from the same place, fueled by identical sentiments: people taking the music back, reclaiming it, and finding a new audience. Waterson–primed from the mid-70s punk scene–began his musical career in ’79 as a founding member of Green on Red. They inspired artists as diverse as My Bloody Valentine, Wilco and Mazzy Star with their records and psychedelic palette. Years later, Waterson continued his influential journey by opening the revered musical instrument store, Future Music, a Los Angeles staple.

In ’99, an 18 year-old Younge realized that he wanted to create music that sounded like the records he was sampling. Unbeknownst to him, he serendipitously wandered into Future Music. It’s there that he realized his dream was possible. Intrigued by the stores focus on pre-’83 equipment, Waterson soon became a mentor in developing Younge’s unique analog sound. They spoke heavily about the importance of vintage equipment and its use in creating revolutionary worlds.

During these years, Waterson schooled Younge on psych and art rock; Younge returned the favor by schooling him on hip hop, the origins of sampling and its source music. Together this unlikely duo manifested new revolutionary worlds with Waterson appearing on every Younge album within the last decade.

Adrian Younge presents Jack Waterson Tracklisting
01. Smile
02. Prepare For A Long Fall
03. Fly Wallenda
04. The Legend of Shortie George
05. Religion of Death
06. Flashback
07. They Won’t Help You
08. Stay
09. Larceny
10. All Hail The Emperor


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