Fast Tracks: Nick Waterhouse’s “This Is a Game”


Nick Waterhouse Holly

TRACK 2

“This Is a Game”
From Nick Waterhouse’s Holly
INNOVATIVE LEISURE

Liner notes: With honking saxes and clattering congas going full blast, Nick Waterhouse struts his stuff with swaggering flair, evoking tough ’60s R&B.

Behind the music: Waterhouse and buddy Ty Segall came up in the same SoCal music scene. His second album, Holly, includes songs by Segall, jazz icon Mose Allison, and Young-Holt Unlimited.

Check it out if you like: Funky curators Mayer Hawthorne, Sharon Jones, and James Hunter.

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