WAITRESS was brought to my attention by the impeccable Matt Kamm. Kamm, who moonlights as one-fourth of Me Chinese, is producing the four-piece’s forthcoming album. Over the past month, Patrick Walsh, the group’s head, has been releasing his own home recordings on band’s Soundcloud, with the latest being the new wave-y “Ashes/Diamonds.”
The bulk of the new song is its extended verses. An electronic hi-hat tambours above merging guitar and synth lines. The thin instrumentation moves at a creeping speed, with vocalist Walsh’s ghostly hums floating in the mix. He delivers vague lines that further the song’s mystique. In the breaks between verses, Walsh repeatedly apologizes for his friends and “last night.” His sincerity seems flat, given his tone. The words “drab” and “posh” keep coming to mind when I hear WAITRESS’ music. This music is above us, and I’m eager for more. It’s a cruel, cruel summer. Enjoy.