Los Angeles singer/songwriter Nick Waterhouse is known for his melding of classic American rhythm and blues, jazz and soul, and he has previously collaborated with acts like Ty Segall, Leon Bridges, Allah-Lahs, Jon Batiste, Ural Thomas, and Boogaloo Assassins. Waterhouse released his fourth album—a self-titled LP—via Innovative Leisure earlier this year, which embraces rip-roaring rockabilly, jazzy R&B and bouncy garage rock. In support of the release, Waterhouse came into Paste's NYC studio to perform three songs from it: “Song for Winners," "Black Glass" and "Wherever She Goes (She Is Wanted)." Waterhouse told a story about an usual interaction when he was working in a corner shop. He said an "old hippie lady who looked like she had emerged from a ghost ship" handed him Them, Van Morrison and Mose Allison records and told him, "These have been waiting for you." Waterhouse took it as a reaffirmation of a psychic connection because he grew up listening to those records, which he called "a nexus of all [my] influences."