Thursday, 29 July 2010

King of the Beach

And so a trend emerges: I just can't get enough of the latest wave (like what I did there?) of California lo-fi pop. The newest addition to this growing group of new things to like is Wavves, Nathan Williams' musical brainchild. Go back in time two albums ago and Williams was pretty much a one-man show, messing up live and pissing people off so much so that his music was dubbed 'brat punk' within months.

Now, backed by Jay Reatard (RIP)'s band and firmly latched onto Best Coast's rising star (he and Bethany are something of an item), his new album "King of the Beach" is being hailed as one to watch out for. If you're also feeling the slightly scuzzy and openly beach-obsessed sound, the LP's out August 3rd on Fat Possum/Bella Union. For now, have a listen to its title track below.

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