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King Of The Beach Ohhh! Yer!

A low fi gem 60's garage surf rock punked up with awesome lyrics and melodies totally worth every penny the album grows on you with each listen and having the late Jay Reatards band members on a few songs makes it all the sweeter. Every songs a winner but Green Eyes is with out adoubt the hi-lite, finally a Good album this year that can go on continuous play.


In todays day and age, we expect very little from an or, if we are lucky, two good songs usually suffice. With King of the Beach, however, we get a mind blowing four great songs (king of the beach,super soaker, post acid and linus spacehead). The rest is mainly tat. Still a very worth buy not from itunes though ($17?????)

King Of The Beach

The album is saturated with high poly-harmonies, finger-snaps and hand claps, but the Charles Atlas-invoking title communicates Wavves' real agenda--"nyah-nyah" pop sucker-punches, sunny smiles so forced they come off as sneers, intense self-deprecation as psychic body armor. It's major-key and resplendently colored, owing as much to Orange County skate-punk as it does to the Beach Boys.


Formed: 2008 in San Diego, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Named for his fear of the ocean, Wavves, the skuzzy project of San Diego slacker Nathan Williams, is a blend of distorted no-fi and refined sunshiny melodies. Charmingly messy, most of his lyrics, while difficult to decipher, generally revolve around the subjects of weed, boredom, and the beach -- when he isn't poking jabs at the gloomy subculture of goth rock (a common theme, found in "Goth Girls," "California Goths," "Summer Goths," "Surf Goths," and "Beach Goths"). Wavves was conceived just after...
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