Watashi Wa

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Watashi Wa was a Christian pop rock band from San Luis Obispo, California on Tooth & Nail Records. "Watashi wa" (私は) in Japanese means "[as for] me".[1]

The band formed in 2000 when most of the members were still in their teens. They were first signed to indie label Bettie Rocket and released two albums before signing to Tooth & Nail in 2002.

The band broke up in July 2004, but in a deal with Tooth & Nail Records singer/guitarist Seth Roberts' new band Eager Seas, were signed to the same label and released their first album under the name Watashi Wa. They subsequently left the label.[2]

The new band currently plays under the name "Lakes" and have signed with The Militia Group and released the Photographs EP.[3]


  • Seth Roberts - vocals, guitar
  • Luke Page - guitar, background vocals
  • Roger Tompkins - bass
  • Lane Biermann - drums, background vocals

Both Roger Tompkins and Lane Biermann played their respective instruments in the alt country band Briertone, but have since moved on to pursue other things.

Former members[edit]

  • Mike Newsom - guitar, background vocals
  • Luke Page - guitar, background vocals
  • Xavier Alexander(Martinez) - guitar (appears in "All of Me" music video)
  • Cory Radosevich - bass, background vocals
  • Erik Brunner - bass
  • Jonthan Russo - drums
  • Danny Igarta - bass
  • Brendon Alvord- guitar
  • Kevin Alvord-bass


  • Eager Seas (2006, Tooth & Nail)
  • The Love of Life (2003, Tooth & Nail)
  • The Color of Today EP (2003, Tooth & Nail)
  • What's in the Way (2001, Bettie Rocket)
  • Lost a Few Battles... Won the War (2000, Bettie Rocket)
  • Stephen's First Day Out (1998, Harvey Records)
Other songs
  • "Wonderful" (Released at PureVolume.com in 2004)
  • "Message in a Bottle" (The Police cover, released on ¡Policia!: A Tribute to the Police in 2005)
  • "Stories" (from 'Punk Never Dies' compilation, released in 2011)


  1. ^ "Artist of the day: Lakes". Spin. 8 September 2006. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Rick. "Review: Eager Seas". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Apar, Corey. "Review: Photographs". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 

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