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Stay Calm

Sweet Valley

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Sweet Valley is a side project of Nathan Williams from the lo-fi indie-surf band Wavves, along with his brother Kynan Williams and help from Rihanna producer John Hill. Sweet Valley’s 2012 debut album, Stay Calm, plays with a noticeably higher fidelity and takes more experimental risks than Wavves. The opening cut, “Total Carnage,” pitches down the only vocals here before looping analog drones over skipping beats. The following “Suzuka 9 Hours” similarly sequences a harpsichord sample alongside vintage synthesizers, handclap rhythms, and a kitschy theremin. Williams’ love for bygone West Coast surf tones resurfaces in the aptly titled “Malibu Games” as he layers various electro accouterments over a scratchy old '60s beach-blanket party soundtrack. The standout title track blends clouded hip-hop beats with skittering high-hat samples, synthetic snare, and muted vintage keyboard tones to make for an indie-chillwave gem of an instrumental. “Sidewalk Surfer” zips and zings with the flowing cool of '70s skateboard footage found in those old Dogtown movies. “Eight” cleverly ushers in glitch production, which is contrasted nicely by a repetition of old-school surf-guitar samples.

Customer Reviews

Save time, just buy it!

There just isn't much else out there like this, especially not as a side project! If you like Wavves, a little electronic or both, then stop wasting time by not listening to this album.

whoa

wavves and kynan have used some amazing samples/beats. on repeat.

Great album

little bit like Ratatat, real rad

Biography

Formed: 2012

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '10s

Straying away from the fuzzy, narcotic beach punk of his main project Wavves, Nathan Williams began Sweet Valley in the summer of 2012 as a "production team" in the summer of 2012 with his brother Kynan Williams. The duo worked loosely with Rihanna producer John Hill, adding sunshiny guitars and murky hip-hop beats to slowed-down samples. Nathan Williams was quoted in an interview saying the project's goal was to "make a soundtrack to getting drunk this summer." Sweet Valley's...
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