June 22, 2010

Wavves - Wavvves

This 70's looking album cover pretty much says it all. Well, not really. Wavvves is Nathan William's (Wavves') second album, the first one being called Wavves. So all I hope for is that the next album will be called Wavvvves. Or that in, say, 15 years, his tenth album will be called Wavvvvvvvvvvvvvvvves. But then it might get confusing when your talking about him. "Which album?" "Wavvvvvvvvvves, I told you, Clark! It's his 9th album! God, get it right." But let's not get carried away. There isn't much that stands out on this album, due to its lo-fi and noisily thick nature (much like Times New Viking), from which you can't exactly tell the some of the songs apart easily. However there are a few key tracks, such as Gun in the Sun, To the Dregs, So Bored and No Hope Kids. So bored really stands out because of its whiny lyrics, heavy drum beat and warped vocals. The lyrics "I'm so bored. Life's a chore" might remind you of, I don't know, The Naked Brothers Band, or maybe a group of adolescent pre-teens who "just wanna rock, okay?" Well, at least it's not "I don't wanna go to school!" There's something else in this high-powered song about a flying skateboard, someones feet being torn, and short-shorts. I can't exactly tell what they're getting at here. It's a bit like a natural disaster, or a David Lynch film. You don't know what's a-goin' on! But let's put aside the lyrics for now. The album, on the whole, is something to get up on your feet about, and rock along to. Even though it's not exactly easy on the ears, and it's hard to relax to, it's certainly something else.
Watch the video for So Bored here.

-Kid who thinks Wavves is pretty radical.

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