Really never fucked with Wavves like that. I think I got the feeling that so-cal, Lo-Fi lacked the angst of Columbus bands. And if you read interviews with most of the so- Cali, so-called Lo-fi doods, Columbus bands tend to be their influences. So initially I was like why do I want to listen to people that sound like people in my city but are in nice weather all the time?
Then the Wavves dood beat up the guy from the Black Lips and hit some dood in the head with a bottle in Madison, Wisconsin. Now, I’m not saying violence makes you good at music.
But it made me realize dood did have a little bit of heart. I mean, everyone in underground music had been clowning him except that guy from Fucked Up. And I noticed dood always had skateboards on his cover.
So I am assuming he has been kicked out skatespots, and hit people that who harrass with his skateboard before.
So I approached the new record, King Of the Beach< with an open mind. It is produced pretty well. The dood from Modest Mouse did it. I guess the Pitchfork Meme is that , Wavves= Nathan Williams, went to write Nevermind ended up making Dookie. I don’t know about that…but I think this song “Convertible Balloon” is good because it sounds like if the Beach Boys wrote Teach Me How to Doogie
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