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There were too many good videos this week, and I couldn’t find room for it, but the best meta-music video I’ve seen in a while is Darcy Predergast and Josh Thomas’ video for Boy & Bear’s “Walk The Wire.” It really gets at the sort of drama that you can see on a music-video set,… More »

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 »

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’s… More »

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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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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."…
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…
brandon | December 18, 2009 - 6:58 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

New Chll Pll Video – “Tales From The Crypt” (Stereogum Premiere)

Hella active drummer Zach Hill's in (and has been in) more bands than you want to try to list, but we've most recently caught him…
brandon | November 19, 2009 - 9:21 am

Wavves, Black Lips In Brooklyn Bar Fight

There were no survivors. Probably. The Daily Swarm reports on the aftermath.
Scott Lapatine | September 27, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Pygmalion 2009 In Photos

Some 90 acts descended upon Champaign-Urbana, IL this past weekend, performing across 14 venues and four days for the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival. We…
Amrit Singh | September 22, 2009 - 3:37 pm

Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego’s East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past…
Amrit Singh | September 1, 2009 - 3:12 pm

New Wavves – “Hula Hoop”

Last week you got a listen to "Cool Jumper," which served as the debut of Nathan Williams' collaboration with Zach Hill as well as his…
brandon | August 17, 2009 - 4:40 pm

New Wavves – “Cool Jumper”

Folks are generally more interested in Wavves' broken bones and breakdowns than the guy's actual music. Which is a bit of a drag. It's not…
brandon | August 12, 2009 - 11:54 am

New Wavves Demo – “Mickey Mouse”

Nathan Williams is finally having some screws put in that broken wrist, which means Wavves' Smell gig on Thursday is off. He writes (with one…
Scott Lapatine | July 20, 2009 - 11:44 pm

Wavves/Woods/Real Estate @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 7/15/09

After the scene portrait painted by Woodsist and Captured Tracks on Independence weekend, a Bowery bill boasting Woods and Real Estate wouldn't register as a…
Amrit Singh | July 16, 2009 - 11:08 am