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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

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 offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: 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 helping out Boredoms and Marnie Stern and toughening up Wavves (more on that in a sec) when not releasing his own “solo” material. In Chll Pll Hill he does what… More »

By: 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. More »

By: 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 sent photographer John Gitchoff to circle the fest, and he delivers this spread including shots of Low, Iron & Wine, the Antlers, and the Zach Hill-ified Wavves. Enjoy. sounds of… More »

By: 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 weekend. That’s a strong number, albeit down from last year when people weren’t scrambling for money to put food on their families. Still, those who made it witnessed a righteou… More »

By: 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 new, seemingly unpopular haircut. In a studio clip posted by Terror Eyes then reposted by Williams, we again see the new Hill-backed Wavves go for it, this time live and… More »

By: 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 for a lack of sounds: Beyond Wavves and Wavvves and various singles, Nathan Williams posted the “Mickey Mouse” demo in July and now we have his best song in some… More »

By: 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 hand) on his blog: “I’m bummed, I was really looking fwd to this show! Ironic I miss the skatepark benefit because I broke my wrist skateboarding. Anyways, I will be… More »

By: 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 must-see despite those bands standing at the top of their class. But there was one Woodsister noticeably absent from that lineup, the same one who noticeably canceled a European tourMore »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2009 - 11:08 am

New Wavves Video – “No Hope Kids”

In February, before Nathan Williams’ drug-fueled onstage breakdown, apology and canceled European tour, Pete Ohs shot this video of Wavves trekking around Europe, smoking pot (+ regular cigarettes), chugging vodka, rocking out next to some kid in a Velvet Underground shirt, eating tasty breakfast foods, and generally having a good time. Let it be a… More »

By: brandon / June 29, 2009 - 1:52 pm

Wavves Cancels European Tour

On the heels of last week’s drug-fueled onstage breakdown and subsequent apology, Nathan Williams will be taking a much-needed breather this month. Appearances at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom 7/15 and Pitchfork Fest 7/18 are still on. Video of the Primavera debacle here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 1, 2009 - 11:26 am

Wavves’ Meltdown In Spain (And Apology)

Nathan Williams’s beer-soaked non-performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival was more of a mess than Psychedelic Horseshit’s anti-Wavves rant, if you can believe it. Pitchfork recounts the final minutes of the crappy late night set and directionless, off-key musicianship:… More »

By: brandon / May 29, 2009 - 4:34 pm

Psychedelic Horseshit Hates On Wavves, No Age, TVOTR

Well, at least main Horseshittter Matt Whitehurst does. The following interview he did with the Washington Post is a few weeks old, but Brooklyn Vegan unearthed it today and we thought it was too amusing not to share, especially because, as mentioned, Wavves is such a polarizing figure. Whitehurst also goes on a one-man missio… More »

By: brandon / April 24, 2009 - 2:06 pm

Vivian Girls Cover Wavves

While deep in the heart of Mess With Texas, the Brooklyn trio took a stab at the SXSW staple’s “So Bored.” You can watch the Vivian Girls’ make like Wavves at their blog. More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2009 - 11:58 am

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to catch the last couple tracks by psychedelic post-Vanishing Voice Brooklynites Woods on the outside stage (as far as labels go, this was undeniably the year of the Woodsist) and SchoolMore »

By: brandon / March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

SXSW 2009: Thursday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
Yesterday started off bright, early, and ecstatic with NJ’s Roadside Graves at Peckerheads. The band seduced a 2PM crowd into hooting, hollering, do-sa-do-ing, and otherwise pretending it was after midnight to tracks both new (“Far And Wide,” “My Father Sat Me Down,” “Ruby”) and old (“Family And Friends,” “Radio”). More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 20, 2009 - 10:49 am