Waterfall Wash is a four-piece fuzz pop act leading the charge of an indie rock scene in Nashville, Tennessee. This band feels like an old friend you’ve just met, but if that friend happens to be goofy and strange, and also manages to put on a killer live show that will have you humming their songs for days.
The band creates a sound that blends lo-fi, ambient white noise with a more hi-fi synth-pop aesthetic, yet somehow subliminally hints at their collective southern roots. Together, their contributions result in a sound that no one else could match.
Waterfall Wash’s latest offering is the shoegazy and enchanting “Colors.” At just under five minutes long, “Colors” is paired with a video that’s equally as mind-bending as the song. Chased by three individuals in masks, Michael Roddy (vocals, guitar) races through a forest where he seems to cross paths with his fellow bandmates, Chris Hauser (drums), Marshall Dunn (bass), and Ellice Evins (keyboard). Strangely, Roddy and his fellow bandmates do not appear to notice each other.
There’s discordance and a slight unease throughout, marked by a hazy quality to the footage and oversaturation of the colors. At the end, we’re still left wondering what it is he’s running from or searching for. The band explains, “Colors is a bad dream inspired by rhythmic chaos and the anxiety of love.”