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"Ray Charles Dream" - Water Liars [SoundCloud Audio]

Justin Stanger

by Justin Stanger

Published January 16, 2014

Oxford, Mississippi's Water Liars have just released "Ray Charles Dream," a new song from their upcoming self-titled record. The track is fuzzy, 50s-inspired Southern rocker. With chunky instrumentation and pop-melodic sensibilities, this song is catchy rock and roll at its finest.

Singer Justin Kinkel-Schuster talks about writing the song with Spin:

"'Ray Charles Dream' is exactly what it's named. I had a dream one night that I was walking in the dark and came up on Ray Charles, sitting alone in this dark, singing these words. When I woke up it was still dark in the room and it took me a minute to find my pen and paper, but I got it down and fell back to sleep, but I had lost the dream. When I woke up the next morning I felt pretty strongly that I needed to use what I'd written down in the night, and I knew I wanted it to be a short, to-the-point rock and roll song. Those are the inexplicable things I wait for as a writer."

Water Liars comes out February 4th and is currently available for pre-sale through Fat Possum. For more information, check out Water Liars' official Facebook page and check out their upcoming tour dates below.

Water Liars 2014 tour dates:

February 14 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's
February 15 - Jackson, MS - Martin's
February 18 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
February 19 - Athens, GA - Normaltown Hall
February 20 - Charleston, SC - The Royal American
February 21 - Raleigh, NC - King's Barcade
February 22 - Asheville, NC - Mothlight
February 24 - Washington, D.C. - DC9
February 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy
February 26 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
February 27 - New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
February 28 - Portsmouth, NH - Book and Bar
March 1 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (in-store)
March 2 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
March 3 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
March 4 - Athens, OH - The Union
March 5 - Forty Wayne, IN - The Brass Rail
March 6 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
March 7 - Indianapolis, IN - DO317 Lounge
March 8 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
March 10 - Nashville, TN - The Basement

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Source: FatPossum SoundCloud
Via: Spin

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