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The band “Super Water Symphony” is playing in Dallas on Feb. 16, 2013. (Courtesy of AP)

Almost three years ago, SMU senior Charlie Scott was sitting at the bar in Poor Richards Pub drinking a beer when a band called Super Water Sympathy, opened for an SMU band called “Lil Buddha and the Packrats.”

While he sat there listening to the band, Scott said to himself “This band is going to be famous one day.”

Three years later, it’s looking like Scott’s words were somewhat prophetic.

The last year was a whirlwind for the five band members from Shreveport, La.

The group released an album called “Vesper Belle,” performed on the Vans Warped Tour and are rumored to be returning to the tour this coming year.

When asked about the rumored return to the 2013 “Warped Tour,” the group’s bassist, Billy Hargrove, replied “no comment.”

The band, now a national act, is coming to Dallas on Feb. 16 to play at the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum, a venue for budding artists in the South. The group has played at the venue many times.

As the band has grown, its distinctive sound, “Waterpop” has begun to hit the airwaves in their home state.

“We’re going to do a push with the new album on April 23. [Our] new label will do college and a satellite station push as well as on National Public Radio. That’s where we start. [Top 40 radio stations] are so hard to get on because you [have] compete with Katy Perry,” Hargrove said.

The band has created their own unique sound, as well as their own genre, which they have christened “Waterpop.”

According to the band members, the new genre consists of “carefully thought out orchestrated verses that set up power chorus and an interesting look and original sound.”

The genre was named “Waterpop” because of the groups affinity with the properties of water.

“Reincarnation water is universal. It flows, [like the band] water doesn’t step on itself [to be heard]. Everyone is equal. We are trying to keep the theme of water together, it’s great for symbolism and metaphor and everything. Water never dies, and when it does it just comes back, you can’t get rid of it,” Hargrove said.

For a band on the rise, the idea of reincarnation that can’t be stopped or defeated is one that vibes well with the meteoric rise of the group from opening for a local college band to becoming a national act.
 

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