Considering I haven’t take these guy’s CD out of my player in my car for the last 2 months…..I figured I’d write about them. Who knows maybe I’ll even bless some of you with the gift of one CD that you never get sick of.
California based noise-pop band, Wavves, is an infant in the entertainment industry, only becoming recognized about three years ago. Frontman Nathan Williams is responsible for the majority of the song writing, but set the band back a few steps when he had a breakdown in front of a crowd in Spain that was induced by an ecstasy cocktail.
But, nevertheless the band has signed with Fat Possum records and released three albums recognized by publications like The Onion and Pitchfork.
The latest album, “King Of The Beach”, was released in August of 2010, and has undoubtedly brought them more success than the previous two.
Wavves was recently featured at the popular Austin musical festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest where thousands of attendees had the chance to see them play.
“King Of The Beach” is filled with your slacker summer and drug taking anthems but never have those themes been so appealing. The upbeat and energetic attitude of the intro song, “King Of The Beach”, carries through whole album.
With 12 of the catchiest driving tunes I’ve heard in a long time this album is jam packed with talent.
After recruiting Jay Reatard band members, Billy Hayes and Stephen Pope, the band has officially taken a turn for the better. The instrumental qualities coming together to make each of these songs is fantastic.
I hope you are motivated to go pick up a copy of Wavves newest album, “King Of The Beach”. Be sure to check out #11, “Linus Spacehead”.
Click HERE to listen to it on youtube.com
DAMN WAVVES IS AWESOME