Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wavves "King of the Beach" first listen: Nevermind the Backlash edition

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.

Go here to hear the damn thing:

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