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Stereogum Sessions At Lollapalooza 2016: Day Wave Play “Drag”

This past weekend, Lollapalooza celebrated its 25th anniversary at Grant Park in Chicago. Stereogum was there, hosting intimate performances at the Toyota Music Den alongside…
Stereogum | August 2, 2016 - 5:33 pm

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Launder – “Keep You Close” (Feat. Soko) Video

Somewhere at the intersection of '90s lo-fi and shoegaze lies Launder's new track "Keep You Close," a fuzzy, retro-futuristic daydream that will probably make you…
Sara Nuta | March 26, 2018 - 9:35 am

Day Wave – “Untitled”

The day before Jackson Phillips entered the studio to record Day Wave's long-awaited full-length release The Days We Had, he had one last spark of…
Kim Ilkowski | March 3, 2017 - 1:23 pm

Day Wave – “Something Here”

Jackson Phillips has been putting out music as Day Wave for a few years now, but he's just getting around to releasing his debut full-length.
James Rettig | January 31, 2017 - 4:07 pm

Day Wave – “Wasting Time”

Following a string of short releases over the past couple of years and some work with Artist To Watch/Best New Band Hazel English, California dreamer…
Peter Helman | November 4, 2016 - 10:38 am

Stereogum At Lollapalooza 2016: Toyota Music Den Artist Portraits

Lollapalooza returned to Chicago's Grant Park for the festival's 25th anniversary this past weekend. Stereogum was on site once again, hosting more intimate performances from…
Stereogum | August 1, 2016 - 12:57 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Those of us who spend way too much time on the internet and pay way too much attention to music will doubtlessly spend some of…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2016 - 11:32 am

Day Wave – “Stuck”

Over a wash of slightly twangy guitars and deep, buzzing bass lines, Jackson Phillips lays down a melancholy narration that gives shape to "Stuck," the…
Michelle Laggan | February 16, 2016 - 11:57 am

Day Wave – “Gone”

Day Wave crested five or six years too late to be on-trend -- the former trend in question being dreamy, blissed-out, '80s-inspired guitar pop performed…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2016 - 12:22 pm

Day Wave – “Come Home Now” Video

Oakland's Jackson Phillips released Headcase, his debut EP of dreamy, lo-fi indie-pop under the name Day Wave, back in July. He followed it up last…
Peter Helman | December 10, 2015 - 7:15 pm

Day Wave – “You Are Who You Are”

Oakland's Jackson Phillips holds down Day Wave, a one-man project that cranks out hazily muted bedroom indie-pop and consistently sounds more like a band than…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 11:54 am

Day Wave – “Come Home Now”

Day Wave, the one-man lo-fi synthpop project from Oakland's Jackson Phillips, released the impressive Headcase EP this summer. And now he's back with "Come Home…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2015 - 10:29 am

Day Wave – “Ceremony” (New Order Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

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,…
Grace Birnstengel | August 18, 2015 - 9:39 am

Day Wave – “Drag” Video

Jackson Phillips, the man behind Day Wave, is experiencing a lot of "firsts" this summer. His first EP, Headcase, came out earlier this month, and…
Grace Birnstengel | July 27, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Stream Day Wave Headcase EP

Day Wave's Headcase EP starts out on the happiest synth notes and poppiest drum beats, then flips the notion of being a bored child with…
Grace Birnstengel | July 13, 2015 - 1:39 pm