Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wavves & Women

San Diego resident Nathan Williams creates noisy psychedelic pop under the name Wavves. His self-titled album is filled with copious amounts of noise and melody, sounding something like a cross between No Age, Times New Viking the Beach Boys. "Beach punk" seems like an accurate description. Though still relativbely unknown outside of his southern California turf, Wavves has already gotten some decent word of mouth from folks like the Fader and GvB. His new album, available via Woodsist, holds 12 memorable psychedelic pop anthems gone lo-fi. Here's two of them:
A rerelease of the album is due via De Stijl in 2009 that will include the additional single "So Bored." You can hear that one and find out more at the myspace.

I've told you about Alberta's Women twice, so far. A couple of newsworthy things have just occurred in their world, so the third time's a charm. Their self-titled debut album was just released on Jagjaguwar last week, it just received some praise from pfork this week, and they have just announced a tour that will cover both coasts and some of the midwest. Unfortunately there is no visit to the 512 on the schedule. I listened to the album again last night, and it's still good. The balance of noise, melody and rhythm result in some cool song structures.
If you want to fill up your hard drive even further, here are a couple of random songs about women.