OF strikes again: wild beats, swaggy raps, palpable hatred for authority. SPIN.
A little while back I had the hazy, kinda strange pleasure of interviewing Wavves’ Nathan Williams in the Los Angeles apartment he shares with girlfriend and Best Coast singer, Bethany Cosentino. What I discovered was the living embodiment of all that on-album ennui — a dude who probably hasn’t sat up straight since … well, ever. But that may very well be to his music’s advantage, as Wavves’ new album, King of the Beach, is mighty high on my list of the best albums of 2010 so far.
Read the feature, All Hail King Skinny Shitster, over at L.A. Weekly (also in print this week). As a supplement to that, you can check out a few choice scraps from the cutting room floor on West Coast Sound, in the blog post, “Wavves May Leave Fat Possum Records, Wants to Meet Lil Wayne, Plays FYF Fest on Saturday,” whose title is also quite self-explanatory. Also: go to FYF Fest this weekend. You won’t be sorry.
Lissie, Catching A Tiger (Fat Possum)
“Ultimately, Lissie’s album represents an admirable stab at the mainstream by an indie artist who isn’t afraid to dabble in the dark arts of classic songwriting, instrumental ability, and professional production.”
Grade: B (via The A.V. Club)