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Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald's showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Wavves And Cloud Nothings Announce Joint Album No Life For Me

We've known about Wavves and Cloud Nothings' collaborative album for about a year, and now we know it's actually coming out. Wavves posted what appears to be the album cover to Instagram and Twitter just now. It's called No Life For Me, and according to the text on the cover, Nathan Williams' brother Joel (aka… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 17, 2015 - 8:20 pm

Stream MNDR & Sweet Valley Dance 4 A Dollar EP

Alongside his brother Kynan, Wavves frontman Nathan Williams is half of the beatmaking duo Sweet Valley, who previously teamed up with San Francisco rapper DaVinci for the Ghetto Cuisine mixtape. And now, the two of them have hooked up with the L.A. dance-pop singer MDNR for a new five-track EP called Dance 4 A Dollar. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015 - 11:06 am

Spirit Club – “Duster” Video

Spirit Club is the new side-project trio led by Wavves frontman Nathan Williams, and they only just announced the impending release of their self-titled debut. Their second video, after "Still Life," is for "Duster," a relatively soft, poppy song without that much punk in it. The video, on the other hand, has a lot of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2015 - 9:40 am

MDNR & Sweet Valley – “Dance 4 A Dollar”

When he isn't fronting Wavves (or, more recently, Spirit Club), Nathan Williams makes up half of the beatmaking duo Sweet Valley alongside his brother Kynan. Last year, they teamed up with the San Francisco rapper DaVinci to drop the Ghetto Cuisine mixtape. This year, they've got a very different project in the works: Dance 4More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015 - 10:31 am

Spirit Club – “Still Life” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

In October of last year, Wavves frontman Nathan Williams announced that he will begin to focus on a series of side projects in 2015. One of these new ventures is Spirit Club, a band that Williams started alongside his brother Joel and Andrew Caddick (bka Jeans Wilder). Up until now, Spirit Club has only released… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 22, 2015 - 11:03 am

Hear Two Songs From Wavves Frontman Nathan Williams’ New Band Spirit Club

Nathan Williams has recently been branching away from Wavves to focus on some other projects, most notably Sweet Valley and a possible collaboration with Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi. He announced another new project today called Spirit Club via Twitter, this time with his brother Joel and Andrew Caddick, who records under the name Jeans Wilder. More »

By: James Rettig / October 7, 2014 - 6:57 pm

DaVinci & Sweet Valley – “I Got That Line” Video & Ghetto Cuisine Mixtape

Sweet Valley, the rap-production duo of Wavves frontman Nathan Williams and his brother Kynan, have cranked out a few instrumental mixtapes, and they've just gotten around to making their first record with an actual rapper. That project is Ghetto Cuisine, a new full-length mixtape that they did with the tough, straightforward San Francisco rapper DaVinci. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2014 - 12:55 pm

DaVinci & Sweet Valley – “I Got That Line”

When he isn't leading Wavves, Nathan Williams makes rap beats with his brother Kynan. Together, under the name Sweet Valley, they've cranked out a handful of instrumental mixtapes. And now they've linked up with an actual rapper -- the tough and underrated San Francisco MC DaVinci -- to make a full mixtape called Ghetto Cuisine,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Cloud Nothings & Wavves (& Rostam?) Collaborative Album Is Almost Done

Dylan Baldi has a new album coming out with Cloud Nothings, but he's also been working on a collaborative project with Nathan Williams of Wavves. And according to Baldi, it's nearly finished. Baldi told Exclaim! about the origins of the project, which involved waking up in Paris with a hangover and a random text message… More »

By: Sam Behrens / March 27, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Wavves And Trash Talk Interview Shaquille O’Neal

Last week Shaquille O'Neal announced plans for a sequel to his widely panned cult classic 1994 video game, Shaq Fu, funded in part through Indiegogo. The goal behind Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is ostensibly to redeem the legacy of the original, known for being one of the worst games ever. (Indiegogo tagline: "Shaq Fu… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 10, 2014 - 10:47 am

Watch Wavves Debut “Nine Is God” On Conan

Historically, the in-game radio stations have always been the best reason to play the Grand Theft Auto games; driving around and blowing stuff up is way more fun if you have a well-curated selection of music and jokey fake ads pushing you on. In the forthcoming rabidly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V, Wavves will have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2013 - 10:29 am

Best Coast, Wavves, Black Lips, Hunx Model Garage-Rock Fashion For GQ

'60s-style garage-rock seems to exist in a state of perpetual revival, but the people making the music these days sure dress nicer than they did back in the '90s bowling-shirt era. Someone at GQ (where, full disclosure, I've done some freelance work) noticed, and they put together a new photo spread that features various leading… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2013 - 8:55 am

Download Sweet Valley SV

When Nathan Williams isn't bringing snotty pop-punk back as the frontman of Wavves, he and his brother Kynan are making instrumental rap mixtapes under the name Sweet Valley. They've already made three of the things, and the fourth, entitled SV, hit the internet today. Check it out below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2013 - 1:46 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Once again, the best piece of music-related video wasn't a music video this week; it was this haunting performance from Neil Young and Willie Nelson, and we can thank CMT, of all possible cable networks, for its existence. (Jim James on Letterman was also pretty great.) Meanwhile, weirdo giants of the music-video field like NabilMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 21, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Wavves – “That’s On Me” Video

Punk weirdos Wavves release another oddball clip with "That's On Me." This one is way less trippy than "Afraid Of Heights," but still contains multitudes of absurdity. Whether it's a suit seeking stress-relief via slicing up soda bottles or parody metal dude standing in for Nathan Williams, the video is filled with quirk. Check it… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 19, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Watch Wavves Play Letterman

Four takeaways from Wavves' performance of the Afraid Of Heights single "Demon To Lean On" on last night's episode of the Late Show With David Letterman, which marked the band's late-night TV debut: 1. Nathan Williams has a better live singing voice than most of us have given him credit for. 2. Some Letterman producer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2013 - 9:34 am

Wavves – “Afraid Of Heights” Video

Here's the BLACK // DOCTOR-directed clip for Wavves' "Afraid Of Heights" from their new album of the same name and yowza what a video! At first I was getting very serious John Waters Fever Dream But Without The Polish vibes from its beginning but it goes a wholly different route that is more on par… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 26, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Stream Wavves Afraid Of Heights

I saw it firsthand last week, so I can say with great certainty that Wavves still incite stagediving frenzies when they play live. But their records have been growing more and more polished and accessible every time out, and the new one Afraid Of Heights promises to be a pretty professional piece of snot-stomp craftsmanship. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2013 - 9:22 am

Wavves – “Demon To Lean On” Video

California punk rocker Wavves is about to release the new album Afraid Of Heights, and today he gives us the video for the polished and extremely catchy snot-anthem "Demon To Lean On." BLACK//DOCTOR directs the video, which tells the story of a kid who wakes up in a junkyard and soon discovers the warlike scavenger… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 1:45 pm
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