In an experimental sense, it is definitely a different direction from past Wavves releases, though not necessarily in the right direction. The summery surf punk vibes, heart on your sleeve lyrics and catchy hooks add up to make a simple, Simply put, this is a fun listen. Loved the mix of indie punk and psychedelic influences along with songs about boredom, smoking weed and betrayal. There isn't a lot of music like this, and that's why I love it. In this glossy well-mixed setting, the songs are more penetrable than the ones on the 2009 homemade outings Wavves and Wavvves. There isn't a lot of music like this, and that's why I love it.
Throughout the rest of the year, Williams made headlines, whether it was from his on-stage antics, collaborations see Zach Hill, etc. The inclusion of a standard rhythm section has apparently given Williams time to structure his songs with greater care, even though they only play with him on two of the twelve tracks. Incredibly fun and confident but Wavves' potential has not been maxed out yet. With more recording toys at his disposal, he takes more risks, showing a new dimension to his stoned mind as he breaks away from muddy skate punk and tries his hand at some dense psychedelia. It's fuzzy, it's fast, it's loud, it's careless, and it's fun. I still find myself listening to this album all the time. Fortunately, King of the Beach is one of those albums that is wholly compelling.
. Nathan Williams' snotty, venom drenched lyrics coupled with occasional dream-like melodies set the bar for these guys, but I'm sure they'll easily surpass it. The summery surf punk vibes, heart on your sleeve lyrics and catchy hooks add up to make a simple, good-natured album but lacks the depth of a great release. Wavves nearly perfected this albums, with its different sounds and feelings. It's not perfect, but it's some of the best surf punk released in recent years.
For a sloppy two-man band, Wavves has their act together to an impressive degree. In 2010, Wavves still successfully express their beach-oriented style, only this time with lyrics that are delivered with more clarity. Simply put: This is a great album. Ultimately, this record is a step forward for Wavves and a quality record that deserves the attention it has and hopefully will receive. And while Wavves is a totally different beast than the Elephant 6 Collective members, they obviously present their similar tendencies from time to time. I would be shocked if these artists possess your idiotic ideology as well, wishing for their names and quality material to remain forever elusive without any free exposure whatsoever. Wavves nearly perfected this This is one of my favorite albums of all time.
To clarify, this is all excellent. Indie meets punk meets surf rock meets lo-fi. It's fuzzy, it's fast, it's loud, it's careless, and it's fun. There is no false hype or mislabeled sub-genre here. Although the album is fun to listen to for its catchy summery vibes, it contains the youthful edginess of a modern Beach Boys gone punk. Loved the mix of indie punk and psychedelic influences along with songs about boredom, smoking weed and Simply put: This is a great album. In March, he released his critically acclaimed sophomore album, Wavvves.
Though King of the Beach in some regards, lacks true innovation in the current music scene, it still stands strong as an impressive album. Incredibly fun and confident but Wavves' Bit of a throw-away album, not exactly disposable but only a few riffs and hooks stick in the mind. I thoroughly enjoyed Wavvves last year. . . . .
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