New York’s A Tree Grows have streamed Wau Wau Water, the first single from the bands debut self-titled EP. An album, through Rufftone records, is also on the way sometime next year.
Blending together elements of afrobeat, rock and experimental music, while retaining at its core Jazz, the band features some of the most talented musicians on the New York scene. The concept behind the new single Wau Wau Water is that “Enzymes are forming in a prehistoric ocean – evolving into bacteria. A stew of life is brewing, the cycle starts and intensifies in this patch of fertile Wau Wau Water.”
It’s jerky, lo-fi jazz, but there’s a coolness, a bop about the whole thing. It’s built on this incredible rock/jazz drumming, with Sax and horns sharing lead lines, with just little shards of guitar and these innocent little zylophone sounds chiming on the changes, before taking a more active part as the track unfurls.