Cantations - The Water Won't Go Down
“The music is like Tom Waits songs covered by a jazzy indie folk trio of vampires in some underground club.” – Rebel Noise
Cantations is a four piece from Hudson County that specialize in post-punk song styles. Comprised of Nicholas Maratta (guitar/vox), Jeff Mckeon (bass/vox), Dan Nagano-Gerace (saxophone), and Ryan Treppedi (drums/vox), Cantations offers lyricism, a wide range of inspirations, and potent instrumentation to offer a profound and dramatic experience.
The Water Won’t Go Down is the first full length from Hudson county outfit, Cantations. Coming after three EP releases leading up to it, the record rallies together Dan Nagano-Gerace, Jeff McKeon, and Ryan Treppedi to create a proper band format around primary songwriter Nick Maratta’s compositions. This release pulls threads from an eclectic group of influences and individual contributions to form a dirty alchemy all of its own. The record itself deals with themes of longing and resilience under what often feels like the difficult or even impossible odds. The Water Won’t Go Down was engineered and mixed by Matt Olsson at North End Recording in Passaic, NJ. Mastering was provided by Nick Bolton at Bolton Sound Studios. Album art by Shantell Batista.