The new Wavves album is streaming early and ... I'm digging it, who cares of Nathan Williams is a bit of a twat.
The noise-as-purpose statement is largely gone, revealing even more of his his bratty pop sensibility. The album is still lo-fi, and crunchy, mind you, but his Jay Reatard-refuge rhythm section and time in an actual recording studio have paid off.
Dudes apparently been listening to Animal Collective quite a bit, too -- "Mickey Mouse" would fit in on "Merriweather Post Pavilion" nicely.