The story of Del Water Gap is one rooted in the Do It Yourself mantra. From the band's humble beginnings (a teenaged S. Holden Jaffe with a laptop and a Martin D-15M in a converted storage closet), to their successful first attempt at an extended play ("Tremendous" in the words of New York City's WAWSTSF),and serendipitous development (Jaffe met his collaborators, Charles Schlinkert and William Evans, during New York's infamous Hurricane Sandy blackout), Del Water Gap has championed the opportunity to remain self sufficient in their musical pursuit. Since the release of their sophomore EP, Sleeping (Extended Play) in May of 2014, Del Water Gap has experienced a growth in local and international popularity, securing invites to play Sofar Sounds in Reykjavik Iceland, a string of showcases at CMJ 2014, Chris Douridas' renowned School Night! at Brooklyn, and Communion Records' Club Night at Rockwood Music Hall. The band has also filled support and headline spots at Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Highline Ballroom, and Baby's All Right. In November of 2015, Del Water Gap released their newest self-produced creation, "Cut The Rope" and it's worthy b-side "Lamplight", available on limited edition 7" vinyl and as a digital download worldwide. The group currently lives and works out of Brooklyn, NY, making a regular pilgrimage upstate to write and record in their man-cave studio.