Water District: “Dear California”

by Kendra Beltran

The idea of moving out of California has always scared me for a number of reasons. For one, it’s the only climate I’ve ever known for almost 30 years but most importantly, I think – would my family just forget me? My mom continues to fail at remembering she ever spawned my older brother because he moved across the country so long ago. Out of sight, out of mind came into play today thanks to Water District’sDear California,” as it explores the same fear.

“Please don’t forget me, when I leave California” plays over and over in my head as it’s the most direct line of the latest from this indie rock foursome from Los Angeles. With a sound that may put them on the same stage as fellow locals Night Riots, as well as possibly turning things up a bit opening for the likes of Death Cab For Cutie. “Dear California” is just their most recent, but they’ve been making waves for some time, having won the LA Music Awards’ Rock Band of the Year, as well as being asked to appear on America’s Got Talent, which they noted in a recent interview, wouldn’t have been a good move for them.

Water District plays locally all the time, so keep an eye out and in the meantime check out “Dear California.”

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