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

Wavves - King Of The Beach

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

Wavves - King Of The Beach

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 could be read in a couple of ways. Take another listen to the updated tunes after absorbing the album art and reading Williams’ thoughts on the record.

There was a conscious effort going into this that I didn’t want to make the same record again. I already made the same record twice, with the same fucking cover art … It wasn’t overbearing, but I didn’t want to recreate something I’d done. I wanted to make something bigger, something stronger…

…in case of future bar fights. Listen:

Wavves – “Cool Jumper”

Wavves – “Mickey Mouse”

King Of The Beach is out 8/2 in the UK via Bella Union and 8/3 in the US via Fat Possum. You’ll find some version of “Mickey Mouse” on it.

UPDATE: Just got the tracklist.

01 “King Of The Beach”
?02 “Super Soaker”?
03 “Idiot”?
04 “When Will You Come?”?
05 “Post Acid”
?06 “Take On The World”
?07 “Baseball Cards”?
08 “Convertible Balloon”?
09 “Green Eyes”?
10 “Mickey Mouse”?
11 “Linus Spacehead”?
12 “Baby Say Goodbye”

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