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Watch: Wavves - “Stupid in Love” Video

You're Welcome Out Now via Ghost Ramp

Jun 12, 2017

Wavves released a new albumYou're Welcome, back in May via the band's own Ghost Ramp label. Now they have shared a sad and funny little video for "Stupid in Love." More

Listen: Wavves - “No Shade”

You're Welcome Due Out May 19 via Ghost Ramp

May 03, 2017

Wavves are releasing a new albumYou're Welcome, on May 19 via the band's own Ghost Ramp label. Previously they have shared various songs from it, including "Daisy," title track "You're Welcome," and "Animal," as well as a glam rock video for "Million Enemies." More

Wavves Channel 1970s Glam Rock in “Million Enemies” Video

You're Welcome Due Out May 19 via Ghost Ramp

Apr 12, 2017

Wavves are releasing a new albumYou're Welcome, on May 19 via the band's own Ghost Ramp label. Previously they have shared various songs from it, including "Daisy," title track "You're Welcome," and "Animal." Now they have shared another song from it, "Million Enemies," via its video. More

Listen: Wavves - “Animal”

You're Welcome Due Out May 19 via Ghost Ramp

Mar 23, 2017

Wavves are releasing a new album, You're Welcome, on May 19 via the band's own Ghost Ramp label. Previously they have shared two songs from it, "Daisy" and title track "You're Welcome." Now they have shared another song from it, "Animal." More

Mar 01, 2017

Wavves have announced a new album, You're Welcome, and shared two songs from it, "Daisy" and title track "You're Welcome." The album is due out May 19 via the band's own Ghost Ramp label. More

Wavves and Sweet Valley’s Nathan Williams Launches a Video Game Where You Can Punch Richard Spencer

Kill the Alt-Reich Made with His Brother Joel Williams, Both Are Also in Sweet Valley

Feb 03, 2017

Wavves frontman Nathan Williams is also in the band Sweet Valley with his brother Joel Williams. The brothers have also designed a video game they're calling Kill the Alt-Reich. Its objective is simple: to punch alt-right proponent and white nationalist Richard Spencer.  More

Watch: Wavves - “My Head Hurts” Video

V Out Now via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros.

Dec 11, 2015

Wavves released their fifth album, the fittingly titled V, back in October via Ghost Ramp and Warner Bros. Now they have shared a video for "My Head Hurts." Jack Wagner directed the clip, which compiles live footage from their recent fall tour. Watch it below. More

Dec 08, 2015

Wavves released their fifth album, the fittingly titled V, back in October via Ghost Ramp and Warner Bros. Best Coast released their third album, California Nights, in May via Harvest. Now the two California bands, longtime friends (Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Wavves' Nathan Williams were also previously in a long term relationship together), are setting out on a co-headlining tour together.  More

Stream the New Album by Wavves, “V” in Full

V Due Out October 2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros.

Sep 24, 2015

Wavves are releasing their fifth album, the fittingly titled V, next Friday (October 2) via Ghost Ramp and Warner Bros. Now you can stream the whole album below via NPR First Listen. More

Listen: Wavves - “Pony”

V Due Out October 2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros.

Sep 23, 2015

Wavves are releasing their fifth album, the fittingly titled V, on October 2 via Ghost Ramp and Warner Bros. The band has already shared various tracks from the record, including "Way Too Much," "Flamezesz," and "Heavy Metal Detox." Now they've shared another song from it, the ultra catchy "Pony."  More

Watch: Wavves - “Way Too Much” Video

V Due Out October 2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros.

Sep 16, 2015

Wavves are releasing their fifth album, the fittingly titled V, on October 2 via Ghost Ramp and Warner Bros. The band has already shared various tracks from the record, including "Way Too Much," "Flamezesz," and "Heavy Metal Detox." Now they've shared a video for "Way Too Much."  More

Listen: Wavves - “Heavy Metal Detox”

V Due Out October 2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros.

Aug 13, 2015

Wavves recently announced their fifth album, the fittingly titled V. It's due out October 2 via Ghost Ramp and Warner Bros. The band has already shared the album's first single, "Way Too Much," as well as "Flamezesz." More

Listen: Wavves – “Flamezesz”

V Due Out October 2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros.

Jul 30, 2015

Wavves recently announced their fifth album, the fittingly titled V. It's due out October 2 via Ghost Ramp and Warner Bros. The band has already shared the album's first single, "Way Too Much." Now they've shared another track from the record, "Flamezesz."   More

Jul 20, 2015

Wavves have officially announced their fifth album, the fittingly titled V, after some recent rumblings that a new album was on the way. It's due out October 2 via Ghost Ramp and Warner Bros. The band has shared the album's first single, "Way Too Much," which you can stream below. More

Jun 29, 2015

Back in March Cloud Nothings and Wavves announced plans to release a brand new collaborative album this year, but no release date was given.  More

Jun 22, 2015

Wavves have announced a new fall tour. Twin Peaks will support all dates. The first half of the tour will also feature support from Swimmers and the second half will have Steep Leans as the opening act. More

Mar 18, 2015

Cloud Nothings and Wavves, two of indie music's biggest proponents of distorted guitar, have announced plans to release a brand new collaborative album this year. More

Watch: Wavves on “Conan”

Performs New Song "Nine Is God"

Sep 13, 2013

Next week Rockstar Games will release their high-anticipated fifth installment to the open-world Grand Theft Auto series. More

Wavves Announce a Fall Tour

Hit The Road On September 23

Jul 23, 2013

Lots of bands hitting the road this fall. Add to them, Wavves, who will be out and about pushing their newly released album, Afraid of Heights. More

Jul 11, 2013

Nathan Williams, of Wavves fame, and his brother, Kynan, have released a new album under the name Sweet Valley. Entitled SV, the album is the electronic duo's fourth release.  More

Watch: Wavves Stop by “Late Show with David Letterman”

Afraid of Heights Out Now Via Mom + Pop

Mar 28, 2013

Last night, Wavves stopped by David Letterman to air Afraid of Heights cut, “Demon to Lean on.”  More

Mar 26, 2013

Celebrating the release of their new album Afraid of Heights todayWavves have decided to show off their twisted sense of storytelling in a music video for their record's title track. More

Mar 18, 2013

Next week San Diego surf punks Wavves will release Afraid of Heights, the follow-up to their 2010 LP King of the Beach. More

Watch: Wavves - “Demon to Lean On”

Lord of the Garbage Flies

Mar 11, 2013

West coast surf punks Wavves are poised to release their newest LP Afraid of Heights later this month. More

Wavves Detail New Album, “Afraid of Heights”

Listen to New Track "Demon to Lean On"

Jan 29, 2013

Following their 2010 album King of the BeachWavves will return this spring with their new album Afraid of Heights on March 26 via Mom + Pop. More

Listen/Download: Wavves - “Hippies Is Punks”

New Track from Adult Swim’s Singles Series

Aug 06, 2012

Today, Wavves debuted new single "Hippies Is Punks" for Adult Swim's Singles Series. More

Oct 14, 2011

Taco Bell teamed up with 100 artists, including BattlesWavvesThe DodosRa Ra RiotGardens & VillaThe Rosebuds and more as part of their annual Feed the Beat campaign.  More

Watch: Wavves’ “Bug” Video

Drugs and Board Games

Sep 22, 2011

Drugs and board games are the name of the game in Wavves’ new video for album cut “Bug.” We have the clip.  More

Sep 14, 2011

Nathan Williams, better known as Wavves, is at it again with another single off his upcoming EP, Life Sux, out September 20 on Ghost Ramp. More

News Roundup: Play Basketball with Arcade Fire, Sing Along With David Lynch, Waiting for Tom Waits

Also: New Music from Wavves, Electrelane on Black Cab and Zola Jesus on Daytrotter

Aug 17, 2011

So much news, so little time! Here is a roundup of all the entertainment stories that we didn't have time to post this week.  More

Weezer Announce Open Ocean Festival, on a Cruise Ship

Performances by Dinosaur Jr., The Antlers, Yuck, Wavves, and more

Jul 12, 2011

Weezer have announced that they will be presenting a cruise ship festival. More

Check Out Photos from Bonnaroo Day One

Including Deerhunter, Twin Shadow, Wavves, School of Seven Bells and More!

Jun 11, 2011

Bonnaroo 2011 kicked off this Thursday June 9th in Manchester, TN and photographer, Matt Jones, was there to capture the action. Check out photos from Day One's performances here.
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Wavves Recording EP with Best Coast and Fucked Up

Frontman Nathan Williams Claims Tracks Are the Best He's Recorded To Date

Apr 27, 2011

Wavves are collaborating with Best Coast and Fucked Up on a brand new EP. We have the details. More

Wavves Head to the ‘Beach’—Naturally

Video Premiere of Title Track 'King of the Beach'

Feb 28, 2011

San Diego pop-punks Wavves just unleashed the Focus Creeps-directed video for King of the Beach's title track. We have the vid. More

Wavves Unveil New Track ‘Horse Shoes’

Single Available for MP3 Download

Feb 21, 2011

The San Diego-based noise pop outfit released a fresh track today via the band's blog/Twitter acounts—social media multitasking at its finest. More

Jan 03, 2011

In case you can't get enough fuzzy surf melodies and overall cutesy-ness, the indie SoCal staples created Summer Is Forever, a limited edition split 7"released on Mexican Summer. More

Nov 16, 2010

SoCal beach bums Best Coast and Wavves have teamed up for a Christmas jingle. More

Jun 30, 2010

Last week, we reported on the details for Wavves’ upcoming album, King of the Beach. Now, you can get a first listen via Fat Possum’s official stream. We also have their new tour dates.

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Jun 25, 2010

San Diego lo-fi artist Wavves (Nathan Williams to his family and friends) is bumping up the release of sophomore album King of the Beach. While you’ll still have to wait until August 3rd to get your hands on a physical copy, (CDs, remember those?) the album will be available via itunes July 1st.  More

Wavves Release More Details of Fat Possum Debut

First Album Recorded In a Proper Studio Due 8/3

Jun 03, 2010

The divisive and maddening lo-fi adventures of Wavves continue with the release of King of the Beach, due on Fat Possum August 3. It's said to be a marked departure for this notoriously homespun act, as they entered a professional studio to record the album, venturing to Sweet Tea Recording in Oxford, Mississippi for a three-month session helmed by Dennis Harring (Modest Mouse). We have the details. More

Pygmalion Music Festival Announces Lineup and Schedule

From September 16th to 19th, Illinois is the Place to Be for Iron & Wine, The Antlers, My Brightest Diamond, Low, etc.

Aug 13, 2009

Longing for one last summer-ish experience? Well, if you're in Champaign-Urbana Illinois, the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival has you covered. A mere $60 dollars gets you four days of music, including such notable indie bands as Iron & Wine, The Books, My Brightest Diamond, The Antlers, Headlights, Wavves, BLK JKS, Autolux, Low, Japandroids, YACHT, and Ra Ra Riot. We have the full lineup and schedule. More

Los Angeles’ Fuck Yeah Fest Announces 2009 Lineup

WAVVES, The Thermals, The Black Lips, No Age, Kurt Vile, Har Mar Superstar, and More

Aug 04, 2009

Six years in, the festival now has a single designated location and a lineup with oomph. FYF 2009 will take place in the Los Angeles Historic State Park on September 5th, and tickets are already on sale. Lineup includes: Lightning Bolt, Black Lips, Tim and Eric (comedy duo from Adult Swim), Fucked Up, Glass Candy, WAVVES, Times New Viking, No Age, Crystal Antlers, Cold Cave, The Thermals, Japanther, Kurt Vile, Darker My Love. and others. More

Jul 28, 2009

Here to usher you into the waning summer months and nearly through the whole of autumn are a slew of recently announced tours from indie luminaries to hip hop incendiaries. Spanning from August to November, east to west, there’s sure to be something near you. New tour dates announced for The Decemberists, Mos Def, The Mars Volta, Ray LaMontagne, Nurses, Bell X1, and Wavves. More



Reviews

You’re Welcome

You’re Welcome

Ghost Ramp

May 23, 2017

Since their 2010-released breakout album, King of the BeachWavves has served one main function: as a hook delivery system. This system's been going strong now for several years.  More

V

V

Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros.

Nov 12, 2015

In a really clever, niche and in no way accidental manner, Wavves might have come up with the perfect allegory for modern life with their fifth studio album, V. After all, back in 1997 Radiohead sang about a man who "buzzes like a fridge," anthropomorphising the daily grind with a neat little turn of phrase that still resonates 18 years later. V is an album that really buzzes like a fridge. More

Afraid of Heights

Afraid of Heights

Mom + Pop

Mar 27, 2013

Thus follows the Under the Radar guide to writing a decent surf rock song. (1) Get the guitars out and play something a bit Dinosaur Jr.-y. (2) Sound, like, laid back and whatever, dude. (3) Do something a bit Beach Boys-y, like a vocal harmony, some chimes, or going "woo-ooh-ooh-ooh." More