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Thursday, May 27, 2010

king of the beach

Wavves' King of the Beach (cover art pictured) is out in August on Fat Possum / Bella Union. Bella Union calls it "The punk record that will define 2010."


WAVVES :: mickey mouse
WAVVES :: cool jumper


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Blogger nunca.32 said...


10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haahahaha, hey Bella Union ...Wavves is hardly "punk" ... sorry

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that looks like snacks.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 12:31: you're a fucking idiot. Simon Raymonde knows more about what's "punk" than you.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's Snacks. I'm pretty sure Nathan Phillips and Beth Consentino are an item.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think wavves is rap

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Cyrus said...

Expecting a call from the Spector camp any day now...

3:57 PM  
Blogger Tim J said...

@annonymous #4 - Nathan Williams must be piseed at this Nathan Phillips for stealing his grl

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@TimJ: Yikes! Good call. Poor Nathan Phillips. It all felt so...real.

7:41 PM  
Blogger bellaunion said...

'wavves is hardly punk'? hmm. well this section is called 'Comments' but thats hardly a comment is it?. it's more of a sneer. Something i know alot about, having been a punk when punk was REALLY punk, in London in 1976. I did once find it odd that anything other than music from the UK in 1976-7 is called punk, esp with the american punk of the early 80s but then with the onset of all these terms you have to have screamo, emo, thrashcore, fastcore, thrash, crossover thrash, powerviolence, metalcore, d-beat, etc i think plain ole punk is fine. it covers all bases. it's less about the music more about the fuckyou-ness. (Now, Nathan Philips-Williams wouldnt be a very convincing name for a punk now would it? ) Our Nathan Williams is about as fuckyou as it gets in my world. So i will stick with my appraisal, like it or lump it. i like it.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nathan williams might be "fuckyou" but this music of his is pretty pop, manufactured for Yale grads in Brooklyn.

1:59 AM  
Blogger Tim J said...

I guess I'm not the target market for Wavves than. Such a niche audience for him, eh?

3:30 PM  
Blogger James Alby said...

Everyone shut up. Everything is punk, and everything isn't.

The tracks are sick. And when I saw the cat, I also thought of Snacks.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"pretty pop" and "manufactured" are words you found with your head far, far up your ass. and punk has been around for long enough that yes, it could quite possibly be heard by Yale graduates.

excited about the new record, thanks for the news.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous jumpoverit said...

am i crazy... or is "mickey mouse" totally channeling animal collective? tired of ac imitators (*cough* yeasayer).

9:21 PM  
Blogger bellaunion said...

hahaha, yale grads. that made me laugh out loud. of the 11,000 students at Yale i imagine about 11 have heard of wavves. 'pretty pop' it aint. though it certainly will be popular. this is a great debate anyhow. long may it continue.

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude I'm soooo punk one time i said "fuck you" to someone and they were like "whoa that dude's punk as fuck"

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im so punk I kick bins n' shit.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

Sorry, but am I the only one who's hearing something that sounds extremely familiar to Animal Collective's "My Girls" with "Mickey Mouse"?

Also, I kind of have to agree with ol' Anonymous there on the "punk-ness" of Wavves. These days, I meet way too many people with "fuck you" attitudes, unfortunately. If that's the new definition of "punk" (a word whose use is pretty futile these days anyway), so be it.

1:25 AM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

Also, having a hard time seeing how Nathan Williams is "fuck you." Want to explain that a bit more?

1:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the punk record that will define 2010"? why do people have to go and ruin something with a statement like that? What's so definitive about this anyway? It sounds pretty market researched and I'm pretty sure there are a ton of yale grads who read pitchfork and thus know wavves quite well, but not being an ivy league kind of guy that's pure speculation. let's not kid ourselves here, this is hardly "underground", let alone "groundbreaking" enough to define a whole year (besides, that's all purely subjective - if you like it, cool, if not, keep this convo alive lol...)

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think we can pretty much all agree by this point that punk rock, by and large, corresponds to an 'ethic,' and that this counter culture no longer exists. if something were 'counter cultural,' by definition that would imply that there is some dominant culture to subvert, and strangely, Wavves has just as much of a shot at popularity as anyone else (e.g. Dum Dum girls, Animal Collective, etc-how many of your favorite songs ended up on commercials last year?). If this music were inherently dangerous, or 'offended' some group of people in some way, outside of general sensibility, you wouldn't hear your fav songs in radio shack commercials every ten minutes.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think Wavves is "manufactured"? For YALE GRADS of all people?!? I'm not really a fan of his music, but if you're going to attack the guy, at least do it accurately.

The dude's way too mindless and unaware to be "manufactured", especially not for fucking Yale grads. He could never intentionally market himself to that audience, and he probably doesn't even want to. He seems more concerned with getting high with his hip skater friends.

I didn't care for his last album, but these songs sound pretty good.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mickey Mouse is a repetitive Animal Collective ripoff. Cool Jumper rocks but it didn't make the tracklist. Wtf?

7:19 PM  
Blogger FNR said...

this album art is the epitome of everything I hate about hipster culture.

9:04 PM  
Blogger starttomelt said...

"the punk record that will define 2010"? why do people have to go and ruin something with a statement like that?

looking forward to your press texts. "Record xyz is a pretty okay record. Yeah, I like a few songs from it".

1:20 PM  
Blogger bellaunion said...

sure natalie. interview me and i'll tell u all about it...

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to me, wavves says "fuck me" louder than he says "fuck you". haven't you heard, dude is ssoooooooooo bored

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

Well, I'm not really a reporter and I don't particularly care to conduct an "interview." If you would like to answer my question, email me. I'm genuinely interested


1:42 AM  
Blogger Graham said...

"Mickey Mouse is a repetitive Animal Collective ripoff. Cool Jumper rocks but it didn't make the tracklist. Wtf?"

Cool Jumper has Zach Hill on drums, and:

"Pitchfork: You've worked with Hella's Zach Hill. Are you guys going to work together more?

NW: We already recorded the record. That one's done. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with it yet. It's just sitting there. It's done. I'll probably release it myself, maybe later in the year when I'm out of my contract or something like that. And then on to the next one."

12:16 AM  

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