Brooklyn-based alt-folk group Del Water Gap
Announces new single, “Vanessa” out 10/21
Del Water Gap – “Vanessa” – https://soundcloud.com/delwatergap/vanessa-1/s-WH0kQ
“’Cut the Rope’ is a somber but warm-sounding song that blends raw, tender vocals with twangy guitars, wailing harmonica and a steady thump of piano and percussion.” – Exclaim
“Opening with the strum of a folksy acoustic guitar, accompanied by wonderfully rich vocals, in a peaceful melodic soundscape, you’re sure to be drawn into Brooklyn-based Del Water Gap’s ‘Lamplight’ right away.” – Pancakes and Whiskey
(Brooklyn, NY) After a year spent writing, recording and performing, Brooklyn-based alt-folk group Del Water Gap are now readying the release of a new single, “Vanessa.” The trio consisting of band founder S. Holden Jaffe (lead vocals, guitars, harmonica), Charles Schlinkert (drums, percussion), and William Evans (bass, piano, background vocals) will share “Vanessa” on October 21st, 2016 ahead of a new EP due out in early 2017.
On “Vanessa,” Jaffe shares:
“‘Vanessa’ was written in a basement in Reykjavik, Iceland two years ago while I was working for Valgeir Sigurdsson at Greenhouse Studios. About a week earlier, I had shown up at the Reykjavik airport from London at 2 AM with nowhere to stay, but had scrambled and found a room for rent in this old woman’s basement near the studio. The room was below the ground floor, but I had a little skylight where the midnight-sun would stream in and keep me up. So I did a lot of writing there, nestled in this little suburb of Reykjavik. There was a brook and rabbits everywhere and the light made everything feel very surreal.
‘Vanessa’ was co-produced with David Kahne (The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Regina Spektor). We had talked about working on the vocal comp together, so I met David at Avatar late one Tuesday night to go over the tracks. He told me stories about Japan and then we trawled Reddit for a while before we started moving the song around and playing with spaces. I left four hours later with the finished arrangement.”
To celebrate the release of “Vanessa,” Del Water Gap will play a single release show at Berlin in New York, NY on October 21st. Be on the lookout for more from Del Water Gap in the coming weeks and months, and stream “Vanessa” out now.
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Del Water Gap Tour Dates:
10/21: Berlin – New York, NY