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DECEMBER 2009
The Slackwater News is a musical group from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We spend lots of time together crafting creative, meaningful, and tight arrangements that serve the motive of our songs. Sometimes that motive doesn't become clear until we huddle together in a windowless room and chip away at it with wooden axes and dissolve its tough outer shell with contemporary elixirs.

We rehearse and record in a studio we put together in an old warehouse in the historic district of the city, where we recorded our debut EP, "All You Creatures," last winter.


Our core instrumentation is two electric guitars, electric bass, trap set, and mechanical keyboards, but when the song is hungry for something different we are not afraid to feed it trumpet, ukulele, cardboard box, desk stomp, synthesizer, or whatever else it wants.

We play electric rock music that owes to psychedelic, indie, mod, and classic rock and pop. People always say we have a unique sound, but have compared our music to the Beatles, The Kinks, and Pavement. "Psychedelic Indie Rock" might sum it up as well as three words can.

Our lyrics tend to be inspired by the magic and strangeness of things in our lives. A song about loving someone becomes an invitation to share a burial plot. A trip to the basement of the natural science museum down the street becomes a dreamy ode to the art of taxidermy. A desire to travel becomes a sea-shanty about love and longing. Throughout the songwriting process, we try to be true to ourselves and make new and fresh music.

Instrumentation

Dan Zdilla - Electric Guitar and Voice

Hans Wheelersburg - Electric Bass Guitar and Voice

Daniel Ramirez - Mechanical Keyboards and Voice

Matt Blank - Trap Set

Matt Johnson - Electric guitar

We play regularly around Southcentral Pennsylvania, at places like the Chameleon Club, Isaac's, and the Rock Hill Tavern in Lancaster; Dragonfly, Gullifty's, and Local Beat in Harrisburg; and a host of other nightclubs, festivals, and public and private events.

We've been working together for a little over a year, but most of the band has been performing music publically since they were schoolboys.

We have been chosen to showcase at several music conferences, such as Launch and 4+3, and our recordings receive airplay on commercial terrestrial radio (WRVV) as well as several internet radio stations.


Right now, we are starting to record our second album, in addition to booking live shows in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in support of our EP.

For booking inquiries, please contact us at info@theslackwaternews.com

Links:

Official: www.theslackwaternews.com

MySpace: www.myspace.com/theslackwaternews

EPK: www.sonicbids.com/theslackwaternews





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BRIAN CARROLL
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BRITTANY OPPERMAN
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CARRIE WELLING
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CHRISTINE HAVRILLA
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COLEBROOK ROAD
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DANA ALEXANDRA
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DANIELLE MIRAGLIA
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DREW NUGENT
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DR. SLOTHCLAW
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DYLAN JANE
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HAYLEY SABELLA
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INDIAN SUMMER JARS
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JAKE HILL
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JD SAGE
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JENEE HALSTEAD
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JENSEN KEETS
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JESS KLEIN
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