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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

Wavves – “King Of The Beach” Video

There’s an official video for “King Of The Beach,” and it includes everything a Wavves video should include: Snacks the cat, Wavves weed grinders, video games, couches, a vaporizer, and Wavves frontman Nathan Williams. Here Williams becomes the literal King Of The Beach, wearing a crown and buying royal chains and jewelry with his ow… More »

By: jessica / March 1, 2011 - 9:58 am

Wavves – “Horse Shoes”

Wavves have been busy lately, touring, working on their own strain of weed, and releasing new music for free. According to Spin, Wavves’ Nathan Williams is planning on releasing more on his own, and will turn some of them into 7-inches sometime in the future. He released his ode to time-wasting, “TV Luv Song,” last… More »

By: jessica / February 21, 2011 - 11:52 am

The 1st ‘WAVVCOAST’ “Joint” Interview

Wavves’ Nathan Williams and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino are a big and very important indie rock couple, but they’ve never toured together or done an interview together. Now they’ve accomplished the latter on the night before the former: their first co-headlining tour. And from the start of their interview in The L.A. Times’s Pop &More »

By: jessica / January 24, 2011 - 3:56 pm

Wavves – “Mutant” & “Stained Glass (Won’t You Let Me Into Yr Heart)”

Nathan Williams recently posted a download of a song called “Mutant” on his blog. As he put it: “[‘Mutant’] might be on a 7″ soon. It’s a b side on the japanese pressing of king of the beach.” When we posted Best Coast’s Fallon performance, we mentioned another single, the “Summer Is Forever” split, featuring… More »

By: brandon / January 17, 2011 - 11:12 am

New Indie Rock Christmas Songs For 2010

Every blog does a Christmas mix, so here’s ours, with a small twist: All of these tracks are new for this year Xmas songs, not the classics or Sufjan leftovers. I’ve also included streams for charity singles, Christmas-related music videos, and other new holiday bits (with links, where applicable, to download the rest of the… More »

By: jessica / December 23, 2010 - 11:09 am

Wavves & Best Coast Write XMas Tune For Target

Grab those Christmas weed grinders and sing along to “Got Something For You,” a duet by Taco Bell-approved couple Wavves and Best Coast. The song shows up on Target’s Christmas Gig compilation along with the likes of Guster, Bishop Allen, Blackalicious, and Crystal Antlers. You can currently stream the whole thing or each track separately,… More »

By: brandon / November 16, 2010 - 11:53 am

Best Coast, Wavves, Suckers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Win Chalupas

Taco Bell’s Feed The Beat program/promotion selects 100 bands to receive $500 in Taco Bell Bucks, to help offset the cost of eating on the road. Or if you’re winners Wavves and Best Coast, to help offset the effects of smoking weed on the reg. Other lucky winners include Passion Pit, Les Savy Fav, Black… More »

By: jessica / October 6, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Wavves Weed Grinders Coming To A Merch Table Near You

Wavves is selling cheap plastic weed grinders. Not a big surprise. More shocking? That Nathan Williams beat Cannabis Corpse to the puff. (Their vocalist’s name is Weedgrinder.) True, CC dropped the bong (thanks, Amrit), but could save face with a signature “Skull Full Of Bong Hits” water pipe. After all, nobody buys music anymore: It’… More »

By: brandon / September 15, 2010 - 1:23 pm

FYF Fest 2010 In Photos

This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most easily navigated festival experience, according to our forces on the ground. We sent photographers Graeme Flegenheimer and Patrick Collier, who suffered through $4 water bottle prices and severe crowding to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Wavves – “Post Acid” Video

John Norris appears at the beginning of Wavves’ video for the Green Label Sound-approved King Of The Beach standout “Post Acid” to introduce the clip and get things situated, just like he did at MTV during a bunch of folks’ formative years (and then some). After that, Nathan Williams & Co. skate, befriend aliens, go… More »

By: brandon / August 26, 2010 - 4:25 pm

Wavves @ Madame Wong’s, Los Angeles 8/4/10

Madame Wong’s, the legendary restaurant-turned-punk-rock/new wave club, closed in 1985. But some kids reopened it for semi-private shows last year, and hosted bands like Vampire Weekend and Harlem in their restaurant-turned-loft. Wavves, with openers Woah Hunx, are some of the last bands to pass through the venue, since the occupants must leave to make way… More »

By: jessica / August 5, 2010 - 4:58 pm

Wavves – King Of The Beach Premature Evaluation

In 2009 Wavves went from buzz band to burnout in an alarmingly short period of time: On-stage meltdown, tour cancellation, etc. Last summer we heard promising Zach Hill-assisted murmurs before a September bar fight in Brooklyn, and then lots of silence. Instead of turning into an Internet-era cautionary tale, Nathan Williams got himself a new… More »

By: Stereogum / June 28, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Wavves Talks Up (And Plays) King Of The Beach

In this clip Nathan “Post Acid” Williams and his new bandmates talk about the updated, mature sound on King Of The Beach. Not to fear, it’s not quite a 35-year-old’s sound. You also get an example of what this means via a live performance of the title track. More »

By: brandon / June 22, 2010 - 12:13 pm

Wavves – “Post Acid”

Earlier this year, Green Label Sound released Neon Indian’s “Sleep Paralysist” with a lot of fanfare (and wallpaper). Wavves’s Nathan Williams recorded the next Green Label Sound release, “Post Acid,” in Oxford, Mississippi at Sweet Tea Recording. The release says he was “guided” by studio owner Dennis Herring, which is probably the right word. A… More »

By: jessica / June 9, 2010 - 10:38 am

Wavves – “Cool Jumper” & “Mickey Mouse” & King Of The Beach Info

Last summer we heard Nathan Williams, aka Wavves, join forces with Zach Hill for “Cool Jumper” and clap hands on a demo for “Mickey Mouse.” A year later, one of those tracks appears on the forthcoming King Of The Beach, an album Bella Union just tagged as “the punk record that will define 2010.” That… More »

By: brandon / May 27, 2010 - 3:03 pm

The 14 Best Band Beefs Of 2009

Maybe it was these tough economic times — the sinking music industry, everyone downloading shit for free, rising unemployment. Or perhaps
folks just are getting stir crazy from lack of fresh air, sitting in front of their laptops/4-tracks while their bodies slowly give way. Whatever the case, bands were super bitchy this year. Some fight… More »

By: brandon / December 18, 2009 - 6:58 pm