Peter really liked the direction Nathan was going with Wavves when he was jamming with Zach Hill, but was surprised nothing ever seemed to come of it—instead scrapping the project to make the utterly lovable King of the Beach album.
His beachy highness, though, did just share some more tracks from those Zach Hill sessions—they don’t have quite the same elegance as the jams on King of the Beach, but did we fall in love with Wavves for elegance?
Peter’s grandfather regularly remarks that he believes music continues to get better and better. Peter has to agree.
Peter liked a lot of things in 2010. Mostly he liked the music. let me count the reasons:
I just have to point out, I totally have that same mug. Or at least a Garfield/Odie mug from the same series—I think it came with a Happy Meal when I was a kid. It’s now used to hold toothbrushes in my parents’ basement bathroom . . .
Wavves // King of the Beach : Post Acid :
Wavves in the studio working on their new album (by Pete Ohs):
Wavves // “King of the Beach” : 2010.06.13 : Fat Possum
genre psych pop power punk
sounds like resting your head on the sea bed of nails. flight of the navigator space wars. bmx spraypaint. white album noise pop. supersonic sleighbells. helium high fives.
notes if it takes a nervous breakdown to make an album this incredible, I hope he has a few more.
verdict the opposite of a sophomore slump—a triumph of noise an pop.