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The In Between

by Highwater Rising

Scenic Rock Adventure, laced with Americana, Modern Rock and Power Pop stylings; brace yourself.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Coming Undone
3:45 $0.99
2. Wasted Days
4:30 $0.99
3. Life in Three Parts
3:57 $0.99
4. In My Head
4:36 $0.99
5. Drop Out
3:58 $0.99
6. Can't Wait Around
3:59 $0.99
7. Lie Awake
4:21 $0.99
8. Kissing Tree
3:19 $0.99
9. The Waiting
6:23 $0.99
10. Oceans
7:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
Few bands can create such an appealing and overwhelmingly unique sound, while still staying true to their musical vision. Highwater Rising is one of those rare few, and they have generated a huge buzz in the industry in just a few months.

Described by KCRW host Chris Douridas ("New Ground") as "epic scale modern rock that's both melodic and bracing," Highwater Rising's music is truly their own. "I listen to mainly soul and blues," says frontman Aidan Hawken. "I don't listen to a lot of what's on the radio today," he says, citing such historic influences as Curtis Mayfield and Bob Marley. However, critics still compare the band's sound to current artists like Coldplay and U2 and more recent classic artists like Peter Gabriel and Counting Crows.

Introduced by Hawken's sister, Hawken and guitarist JJ Wiesler formed HWR in San Francisco in 1997. Once keyboardist Jason Borger joined, the band's sound really began to take shape. "We hope to make a classic album. One that will be looked back on years from today as groundbreaking," says Borger.

Such aspirations may not be far from the truth. Twelve labels are already buzzing about, including Atlantic, Interscope, Lava, Maverick, MCA and RCA , many with whom the band has already met. "Wasted Days" is currently being spun on KCRW and HWR is planning an upcoming live interview and performance on Douridas' hit show "New Ground." Even television shows like MTV's "The Real World" are abuzz with interest in using the band's songs.

Having already graced the stage at San Francisco's famous Fillmore and been hand-picked by A-list producer Eric Valentine (of Smash Mouth/Third Eye Blind fame) to record three songs in mid-June 2002, the band has retained its down to earth perspective. "We've been together for five years so the fact that all this is happening so quickly is exciting, but also a bit incredible," states Wiesler. "People are really coming from all directions supporting us...it's amazing."

Hawken adds, "It's really amazing, especially considering these are all just demos we've written and recorded in our free time."

Indeed, Highwater Rising is clearly a band on the rise.



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One of the best c.d's ever.
This C.D is probably one of the best you could ever pick up. HighWater Rising is defentally a band that is rising on the list. Wasted Days, to me, is the best song on the C.D. No matter your mood, you can count on this C.D to cheer you up. It's, overall, of the best C.Ds ever.

Liquid Sound and Light

Good songs, good lyrics - what more can you ask for?
It's a strong bet you'll be hearing Highwater on a radio near you at some point in the future. There are a few really memorable cuts on the track, some really touching lyrics, and the melodies and producing make it all come together. The only negative thing I can say about it is some of the drum tracks don't support the rest of the band as well as they could, but the songs are strong enough to make up for it. With time and experience, they'll go far....


Best CD I've heard in a long time
I first heard Highwater Rising in the movie "Employee of the Month". Something about the harmony of their voices and the smooth flow made me want to know more about them and I was hooked. I've had this CD for about 2 weeks now and I can't stop listening to it. It reminds me of Coldplay, Peter Gabriel... even Howard Jones at times. It's not a CD thats going to get you pumping during a workout but if you want to sit back, relax and listen to some smooth music with thought provoking lyrics this is the CD you want to pop in the player. I'm looking forward to see what these guys will bring out next. Great work!!


Great disc!
When I first heard the song 'Coming Undone', I thought to myself that this is a long great unknown Catherine Wheel single. I listened to 'Wasted Days' next and decided that I have to have this album. I do not regret that decision at all.

Katie Lewis

Great cd!
This cd is incredible! The lyrics are touching and the sound is unique and relaxing. This is defiantely a cd I can listen to in any mood and be in a better afterwards.


This CD ROCKS!! I recently heard "Coming Undone" on internet radio and instantly fell in love. I just had to have the album. The lyrics are honest and the band says everthing I wish I could. Being a fan of the Eagles, Coldplay, The Wallflowers and A Blue Hotel, this cd will be a mainstay in my player. If only I lived in CA so I could here them live. You guys need to play in TN!!!


great cd... heart felt lyrics...
this is an amazing album. the lyrics are truly heart felt. the piano sounds so great in "in my head"..


It's growing on me
This CD is a strong initial release, though in my opinion some of the lyrics were weak, or a bit lacking in artistic finesse, on some tracks. I was also hoping for more distinct tempo/beat changes between some of the tracks. The CD got too slow, especially in the middle. However, with this said I'd definitely recommend this CD and I will probably buy HR's next release, based on this CD.


This one will grow on you!
Heard "Life in Three Parts" on the Roswell DVD and then "Kissing Tree", and had to get the CD, even on import to the UK. Those remain my two standout favourites but the whole CD grows on you after a few listens. Good for chilling out to - if you like Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Thirteen Senses, then give this an audition...


awesome awesome cd. love all the songs.
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