Nick Waterhouse unveils a new animated video for "B. Santa Ana, 1986" off of his new record, Promenade Blue.
Behind the video he shares, "I first met the artist and animator of this video, Daniel Bermudez, in a bar called the Attic (RIP) in San Francisco as brilliant, manic 45s spun over the sound system. He and the irrepressible Primo Pitino ran one of the greatest parties of all time - ‘OLDIES NIGHT’ (intentionally generic title that betrayed the cosmic and freewheeling artistry of such a musical and atmospheric endeavor). He and I got together designing my first record labels at the letterpress he worked at. We’re both California natives and he’s done my tune more than justice with this Spaniel charcuterie passing through exactly the kinda world I aimed to conjure in ‘B. Santa Ana 1986.’”
“I’ve spent a great deal of my time wandering through the world, and being mistaken for coming from somewhere else. Certain people seem better at branding themselves based on a sort of... spectacular regional mythos. And what I have observed in regards to my own pedigree is what I could only describe as a lifelong superficial conception of the Californian identity. I got to thinking - what’s a regional identity anyways? Especially in this digitally flattened era. How funny, I thought, would it be to turn this little droll talking blues I had been demoing into an off-handed delivered ‘anthem’ chorus (“uh, I don’t mind)? How Californian?”
Nick Waterhouse debuts single "B. Santa Ana, 1986" with SPIN Magazine “A Day in the Life” feature.