Feature: All Hail King Skinny Shitster, Wavves’ Nathan Williams (Also: He May Be Leaving Fat Possum Records, Definitely Digs Lil Wayne)

Wavves and Snacks the cat -- which one looks more together?

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 straightย  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.

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FYF Fest Founder Makes Good With Fans Left Waiting Outside For Hours, Gives Gifts

Truth be told, not all was ear-blastingly amazing about Saturday’s FYF Fest here in Los Angeles. There was this, and also a terrible human pileup outside, causing severe delays for folks who’d had the presence of mind to purchase their tickets in advance.ย  Festival organizers have issued an apology and promised to make up for the mistake. Read about it here.

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But a small segment of that long and winding line.

The Best of the Fest: No Age, Wavves, and Japanther + Ninjasonik Slay at L.A.’s FYF (MP3s)

Wow. That was intense. And incredible. Those who survived FYF Fest this weekend in L.A. should be easy enough to spot: dusty clothes, compulsive head-bobbing, bleeding ears. The LA Weekly‘s West Coast Sound blog has been posting some solid roundups of what went down in the Los Angeles State Historic Park, kicked off by yours truly with this entry.

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FYF through sunglasses (as most saw it)