How is it possible that no one else has heard of Highwater Rising? I first heard "The In Between" a couple of years ago when Launchcast (a Yahoo premium member perk) recommended it for me based on my established music preferences. After hearing a couple of songs, I decided to give the entire album a try, and I ordered it from Amazon. I am not one to gush, but this is easily one of the best albums I have ever heard. It is one of the few discs that I can play over and over and not get instantly bored, or feel that I am enduring the mundane repetition of a band that categorically locks itself into one predictable stream of consciousness and sound without the scope of creativity to stretch beyond their comfort zone of genre.
I can not understand how no one out there knows who these guys are. My boyfriend and I had exhausted my entire DVD movie collection over six months, and out of sheer boredom (and some degree of curiosity to which he still won't yet admit), he pulled out my Sex and the City series. Watching an episode in season 5 (I think!) where Carrie is dating a fellow writer, I heard a modified version of "I Can't Wait" playing in the background of a scene. Obviously HBO had discovered Highwater Rising. A subsequent episode in the same season featured a similarly modified caption of another song ("Lie Awake") off the same album. It's a shame that TV shows don't immediately credit the music they borrow at the end of each episode so people can look it up if they find it interesting. I wonder whether that might help HWR and other artists gain some recognition.
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