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Wavves – “My Head Hurts”

Nathan Williams will put out his latest album as Wavves, V, this coming October, and though the roll-out has been sticky (to say the least), the songs we’ve heard so far are promising. “Way Too Much,” “Flamezesz,” and “Heavy Metal Detox” are all pop-tinged surf-guitar driven singles, and today, Williams has offered up a new […]

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Wavves – “Heavy Metal Detox”

Wavves have shared a third single from their upcoming album V following “Way Too Much” and “Flamezesz.” Album opener “Heavy Metal Detox” is a Wavves song through and through: catchy California brat-punk with a metallic skeleton and a misanthropic spirit. “Have I lived too long?” Nathan Williams asks. “Why does my heard hurt? I can’t […]

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Wavves – “Flamezesz”

The announcement of Wavves’ new album, V, came with some dramatic fanfare after Nathan Williams got into a public disagreement with his label over the early release of lead single, “Way Too Much.” The rollout for the next song from the record, “Flamezesz,” seems to have gone a lot smoother: It just debuted over at […]

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Wavves – “Way Too Much”

Nathan Williams has been so busy with various side projects over the last year — from his Cloud Nothings collab to bro trio Spirit Club to beat alter ego Sweet Valley — that I almost forgot he was set to release an album under his original moniker as well. But now we have what looks […]


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Spirit Club – “Fast Ice” (First Listen)

Nathan Williams’ Spirit Club just released their self-titled debut album last week, yet they’re already on to releasing material from LP2. “Fast Ice” is our first taste of the band’s next batch of songs, and it continues applying off-kilter psych idiosyncrasies to the beachy alt-rock Williams made his name on. “I’m so alone, but you’ll […]

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Wavves frontman Nathan Williams has lately been keeping himself busy with a pair of side projects: The beatmaking duo Sweet Valley and the new rock band Spirit Club. Spirit Club’s self-titled debut album is out tomorrow, and it’s got some of the scrappy punk immediacy of Wavves’ earliest records. But it also has something else: […]