The totally freaking awesome Wavves and Best Coast co-headlining tour hits Los Angeles tonight at the Music Box. I had the pleasure of trucking down to San Diego to cover the first night of the thing back in January. You should go to this. Really. Read why via 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.
We’re finally, truly all caught up on two weeks of intense blogging for West Coast Sound. We’ve saved best for last — here’s the highlight reel expressly designed for your reading (and viewing, and listening) pleasure.
- FEATURED: Can Yeasayer Save N*E*R*D from Totally Sucking?*
- New Wavves Album, ‘King of the Beach,’ Streaming Now
- MP3: ‘Simple Severin,’ by Echo Park Pop Stars Superhumanoids
- Peanut Butter Wolf’s 5 Favorite Stones Throw LPs
- OK Go Loses Drummer to the Muppets in Staring Contest
(all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)
* Can a Yeasayer RMX save the Virginia Beach-born, Hollywood-bred band from it’s nearly decade-long obsolescence? “Hot-N-Fun,” featuring Nelly Furtado, is neither of the things that its title suggests.