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Wavves – “Demon To Lean On”

A little while back, Wavves announced an impending new album and shared the track "Sail To The Sun." And now we know a few more things about the LP: It's called Afraid Of Heights, the duo made it with producer John Hill, and frontman Nathan Williams says that, "The general theme of the record i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2013 - 9:14 am

Hear Merry Indie X-Mas, Featuring Parodies Of Bon Iver, Beach House, xx, Das Racist, & More

When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different tack, imagining what holiday songs would sound like if they were covered by folks like Bon Iver, the xx, Wavves, Beach House, Das Racist, and others. (Adam Horne of BearMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Wavves – “Sail To The Sun” Video

Wavves are coming back with a new album this spring, and they worked on it with pop producer John Hill. First single "Sail To The Sun" is a fast, snotty rager that sounds a lot like the songs Williams always writes, but it's cleaner and more direct than any of his older stuff; he's going… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Wavves – “Hippies Is Punks”

Last week on Twitter, Wavves' Nathan Williams promised a new song was imminent, and voila, here we go. "Hippies Is Punks" debuts today as part of Adult Swim's Singles Series; it's a bit cleaner-sounding than the band's recent releases, Life Sux and King Of The Beach, but it retains their sharp songcraft and ultra-caffeinated energy/attitude. More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 6, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Play The Wavves Video Game

Last October, Pitchfork reported that Wavves' Nathan Williams was working on a video game with NYC fashion label/tastemaking outfit Mishka. Then, people sort of forgot about it. But now, it's out! And it's based on the NES game Paperboy but filled with characters from the Wavves universe. Oh, and also, you sell weed instead of… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 30, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Mr. Little Jeans – “Runaway (Wavves Remix)”

Here's Wavves' rework of Mr. Little Jeans' anthemic "Runaway," a remix that gives the track a little more pronounced backbeat as well as adding a little color via some good, old-fashioned psychedelic sampling. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 6, 2012 - 11:52 am

Wavves Covers The Misfits

At some point, pretty much every American punk band has to cover the Misfits. It's practically a requirement. My own high school band only played two shows, but we still found time to put together a "Last Caress" cover. And we might've also done "Teenagers From Mars" too? I forget. Anyway, Wavves have just gone… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Best Coast & Wavves Soundtrack Guitar Center Holiday Ad

Wavves and Best Coast double dip in the royalty pot by licensing last year's "Got Something For You" -- originally written for Target -- for a Guitar Center holiday ad. Can they do that? I guess they can. Watch the commercial after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 19, 2011 - 9:51 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We actually got a ridiculous number of strong, visually striking music videos this week: everything on this week's list is pretty much must-see. And it does my heart good to see that two of them come from my two favorite albums of 2011 thus far, Past Life Martyred Saints and Father, Son, Holy Ghost. (There'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 23, 2011 - 4:32 pm

Wavves – “Bug” Video

"Bug" is the last new song to surface from Wavves' new Life Sux, and you won't mistake its visual manifestation for anything besides a Wavves video. It features weed, beer, mindless hangs, a Ouija board, a mermaid/stripper with an Uzi, asshole cops and Wavves/Odd Future publicist Heathcliff Berru wielding a gun in what is assumed… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 22, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Wavves – “100%” (Sonic Youth Cover)

On his Twitter this afternoon, Wavves main man Nathan Williams posted an out-of-nowhere cover of Sonic Youth's classic Dirty opener "100%," claiming that he recorded his "quick acoustic" version of the track while getting stoned and watching The Price Is Right. I think he was playing fast and loose with the truth, though, because (1)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Wavves – “Destroy” (Feat. Members Of Fucked Up)

You've heard Wavves' Nathan Williams' collab track with his lady, and now here's another Life Sux track that's pretty much the opposite of collaborating with your girlfriend, a thrashtastic song called "Destroy" featuring vocals from Fucked Up's Damian Abraham. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 13, 2011 - 1:42 pm

Progress Report: Wavves

Name: Wavves Progress Report: Wavves’ main man Nathan Williams talks about how much Life Sux, the elusive Dave Grohl, making a new album, and the relative difficulty of getting into the VMAs with weed in your pocket. Wavves has been pretty unavoidable lately. From dropping a new EP in the coming weeks (including collabo tracksMore »

By: T. Cole Rachel / September 12, 2011 - 4:39 pm

Wavves – “Nodding Off” (Feat. Best Coast)

It was bound to happen, right? I'm not sure where this will rank in the pantheon of boyfriend/girlfriend collabos, but it's definitely pretty catchy. Also, it's not associated with that ridiculous-looking Brooklyn youth vignette I Just Want My Pants Back, which is good. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011 - 5:56 pm

Wavves – “I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl”

Churlish punk pop posterboys Wavves dropped a new pre-VMAs single, "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl" at virtually the same time as they were complaining about the VMAs themselves. It's a strong, focused, hook-laden effort (despite the fact that these dudes have been all over the map lately) and our first listen to their forthcoming LifeMore »

By: Corban Goble / August 28, 2011 - 10:16 pm

Watch GZA And Wavves Perform “Liquid Swords” Together

A couple of years ago, I watched the Wu-Tang legend GZA perform a short set with the Black Lips, and it was, to put things diplomatically, not good. On Fuel TV's The Daily Habit last night, GZA tried something similar, performing his 1995 classic "Liquid Swords" with Wavves backing him up. Things worked out a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2011 - 10:39 am

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Thursday & Friday

The 10th annual 'Roo is underway. Here are Randy Cremean's great pics of some of the notable sets from the first two days of this year's fest in beautiful, boiling Manchester, TN. Featuring Sleigh Bells, Lil Wayne, Twin Shadow, Big Boi, Wavves and Best Coast (aww), Karen Elson and Jack White (hmm), Jim James' hair,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 11, 2011 - 3:28 pm

Wavves, Diplo, Pictureplane Model Mishka

Wavves' Nathan Williams, Pictureplane's Travis Egedy, HEALTH, Glitch Mob, Tearist, and Diplo are among the musicians you can see in Mishka's lookbook teaser video. It's a preview of their summer look, and, by reading this description of the collection, it sounds like they've picked the right bands to use:… More »

By: jessica / May 3, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Hear New Old Wavves (Feat. Zach Hill)

Nathan Williams posted three Zach Hill-backed tracks to his blog yesterday. As he puts it, they were recorded "a little over a year and a half ago in Sacramento" when he had bad hair and was collaborating with the octopine drummer. We've heard "Hula Hoop" before. It's joined here by "Glued" and "Goldy Lox." All… More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2011 - 11:46 am