New Music: Water Bear "Not Forming (Demo)"

Sometimes demos hit you way harder than… non-demos? I was talking to a friend once and she said that of all the times she tried to work on a song that meant a lot to her, the version she always came back to was the original iPhone voice memo. There’s a gorgeous fragility to these recordings that often goes unnoticed when we’re told by a convuluted and misguided industry to ‘flesh it out’ and get the most out of every sound, when really, we should be striving to get the most out of every song, every performance, every emotion. I’ve slept on Adelaide’s Water Bear (aka. Lauren Abineri) after hearing their name around for a while now, but I sure am glad to be hearing these gorgeous recordings now.

Follow Water Bear on soundcloud here.