Waterplanet is happy to announce the release of their new album, Ghost-Hypnotic. Primarily a duo, Baltimore’s Waterplanet is the work of imagistic songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Millie Landrum and James Hesser. Waterplanet creates psychedelic folk-art rock with a pop twist. Their cinematic storytelling has been compared to: She and Him, Courtney Barnett, The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Violent Femmes, Pixies, Patti Smith, X, and other ground-breaking artists. When Shelly Yakus, engineer to John Lennon, U2, and countless others, heard Waterplanet's recordings, he declared them ahead of their time, and said they conjured animated movies in his mind.
With driving melodies, rich harmonies, and spare instrumentation, Millie and James share vocals, alternate on guitar, percussion, synthesizer and other instruments, and frequently collaborate with other musicians. Though their songs have been included on several compilations and self-released albums in the past, the last few years have been especially exciting for Waterplanet. Playing multiple shows in New York, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and Virginia, Millie and James have been growing their following and exploring new musical directions. In February 2016, their video for “Kingmaker,” self-produced for NPR’s “Tiny Desk” contest, earned Waterplanet a nomination from Washington, D.C.’s Deli magazine as one the “emerging artists” of the month.
In July of 2016, Waterplanet headed to Baltimore’s Mobtown Studios to record a new album. Darker, dreamier, and more lush than their previous recordings, the songs are full of questions, contemplations, and emotions. Since its release, Waterplanet's new album, "Ghost-Hypnotic" has been getting radio airplay and licensing opportunities across the country and Millie and James are excited to book more shows and promote the album.
Waterplanet has played:
Baltimore - Reverb, Grand Voyager, 1919, Windup Space, Ruhlman's Brewery, Joe Squared Power Plant, Joe Squared North Ave., D'Agostino Studios, Brass Monkey Saloon, Sidebar, Golden West Cafe, Metro Gallery, Ottobar, Talking Head, Cafe Tattoo, Mojo Room and Lounge, 14 Karat Cabaret, Paloma's, Wolford's Bakery, 8x10, 13th Floor, The Bank, Sowebohemian Festival
Elsewhere - Rock Shop (NYC), Shrine (NYC), Silvana (NYC), Tree House Lounge (Washington, DC), Union Hall (NYC), Tea Lounge (NYC), Grog and Tankard (Stafford, VA), The Delancey (NYC), Mid City Caffe (DC), Artomatic (DC), Big Art Show Brooklyn (NYC), East End Cafe (Newark, DE), CODE Space (Philadelphia, PA), The Catbox (Philadelphia, PA), Galaxy Hut (Arlington, VA), Harrisburg Spring Festival (PA), Philadelphia Music Conference (PA), Millenium Music Conference (Harrisburg, PA), Independent Music Conference (Phildelphia, PA)