Hundred Waters – Boreal

April 17, 2012

Whenever a band with a soft touch manages to be simultaneously challenging and catchy, the Dirty Projectors comparisons are gonna start getting thrown around. Hundred Waters surely does share some tendencies with Longstreth and the sirens, but this Florida quintet is up to something a bit different, bringing a patience and care to a sound that can best be described as folktronica. Caribou or even The Books might be more accurate precursors, but the more you try to define Hundred Waters, the more pigeon-holes open up. “Boreal” probably isn’t the single of this album, but it demonstrates a lot of what makes Hundred Waters’ debut so surprising and rewarding.

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