We’ve been buzzing about Day Wave throughout the spring and into the summer with the release of his debut EP Headcase. Jackson Phillips tackles dreamy, lo-fi rock in such an innocent, non-threatening way that it makes even his saddest songs bring a comforting sense of nostalgia. During his live shows, Phillips plays a cover of New Order’s 1981 debut single “Ceremony,” and we’ve got a recorded premiere of it today. This isn’t a cover that reworks or puts a spin on the original, but the Day Wave version is a bit more stripped-down and substitutes an American for a British accent. Listen below.
Catch Day Wave for his first New York City show 7:30PM this Wednesday, 8/19 at Mercury Lounge.
The Headcase EP is out now. You can buy it here.