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Music, Hear This Wavves: Show Preview

Wavves: Show Preview

After releasing two self-titled albums as a San Diego bedroom punk keen on songs about goths and weed, Wavves' Nathan Williams saw his career flash before his eyes when a drug cocktail sunk his set at Barcelona's Primavera Sound, leading…
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Music, Wavves' addictive surf-punk makes it king of the beach

Wavves' addictive surf-punk makes it king of the beach

The youth of today might have trouble wrapping their minds around this, but in the not-so-distant past it was simply not done to listen to your parents' records. (Yes, the gap betwixt generations was once much bigger.) But that was…
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Music, Hear This Making Wavves

Making Wavves

Whether you tag his music garage, punk, or plain old indie pop, Nathan Williams' one-man band, Wavves, has single-handedly made home recording cool again. On his Fat Possum debut, every anthem is frightfully distorted — the vocals delivered as though…
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Music, Reviewed Wavves


All hail the shitty recording. Nearly everything counterculture has been pillaged and repackaged, but the shitty recording remains a floodwall against wider mainstream acceptance. With the new crop of in-the-red punkers, from Vivian Girls to Times New Viking and now…
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