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Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Wavves’ ‘My Head Hurts’ (Fall Tour 2015)

The Jack Wagner-directed video for Wavves‘ ‘My Head Hurts’ chronicles the band’s tour in support of their latest release V.

V finds the band taking a slightly more hopeful approach, while still keeping things cynical.

It’s not happy music, not at all,” singer Nathan Williams assured fans in a statement. “But it’s inspired by learning to be happy about the shittiest lows, trying to express a realistic optimism in the knowledge that nothing is ever going to be perfect, and there will always be some fucked up shit in your life…but you can have a positive outlook on it, if you want.”

Woody Jackson (Daniel Johnston, Primal Scream, Tenacious D, Money Mark and Beck) produced the new album and gave it a sound that was crisper while still retaining their signature 90’s sound.

It all harkens back to Williams creating two albums worth of material using an ’80s Tascam cassette recorder and GarageBand software. Since coming together seven years ago, the band has grown from a bedroom project to a four-piece that has charted on Billboard’s Top 100.

2015 was a busy year for the band collaborate with Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi, GZA worked with Williams’ side project Sweet Valley on the track ‘Planetary Energy’ as well as releases by Courtney Love and Spirit Club (Yet another side project with his brother Joel Williams and Jeans Wilder) on Williams’ Ghost Ramp imprint.

The album is rife with material inspired by Williams trying to cut back on his drug and alcohol consumption, something that resulted in night terrors. He now avoids getting drunk every night.

“I get a two day hangover if I do drugs now, and you have to think ‘is this worth it?’ I feel like that romanticized druggie alcoholism lifestyle is a sham.” Then came the paranoia about his health. “You can just ruin your own life by spending too much time on Web MD, convincing yourself you have cancer,” he said.

Williams was also going through a break-up at the time so, not surprisingly, the theme of love gone wrong is a major theme on V.

With all the upheaval the band was going through, Williams said they were relieved to get into the studio.

“We’ve never talked about this stuff in front of each other, outside the music,” Williams admitted. “‘Cause guys are afraid to talk. It’s not like we say “Dude, I’m feeling sad today.” You know? That’s lame, dude.”

Wavves are hitting the road as part of the Summer is Forever tour with Best Coast and Cherry Glazerr.

2/11 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater *

2/12 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! *
2/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater *
2/15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
2/16 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club *
2/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
2/18 – New York City, NY @ Terminal 5 *
2/19 – Boston, MA @ Royale *
2/22 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
2/23 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
2/24 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
2/26 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland *
2/27 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
3/01 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre *
3/02 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
3/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre *
3/04 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park *
3/05 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim *
* = w/ Cherry Glazerr
1. Heavy Metal Detox
2. Way Too Much
3. Pony
4. All The Same
5. My Head Hurts
6. Redlead
7. Heart Attack
8. Flamezesz
9. Wait
10. Tarantula
11. Cry Baby

 


Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Best Coast’s ‘Baby I’m Crying’

Best Coast have shared a unique live video for ‘Baby I”m Crying’.

The Ryan Reichenfeld-directed vid showcases LiveAudio‘s three-dimensional sound, available on Jambox. It was recorded “binaurally”. The process places microphones within a human dummy head for an immersive 360 degree field of sound. The listener actually feels as though they are in the room during the performance.


Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Best Coast’s ‘This Lonely Morning’

Best Coast teamed up with Funny or Die for this video for ‘This Lonely Morning’ that features bandmates Bethany and Bobb in a dueling tennis match.


Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Best Coast’s ‘I Don’t Know How’

Best Coast shot the video for ‘I Don’t Know’ from their mini-album Fade Away with Patrick O’Dell of Vice’s Epicly’d Later’d series.

“I wanted to make a video that was super fun and LA-inspired without doing anything at the beach like so many of our videos,” Bethany Cosentino said in a statement. “I’ve been a big fan of Patrick’s for a while and I wanted to get him involved because I knew he would understand my vision. I got to hang with my friends and a bunch of hot skater boys all day! A dream come true.”

Best Coast will also be opening for The Pixies on their 2014 tour.

2/13/14 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
2/14/14 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
2/15/14 – The Great Saltair – Salt Lake City, UT
2/17/14 – Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/18/14 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
2/19/14 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR

2/21/14 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA

2/22/14 – San Jose Civic Auditorium – San Jose, CA

2/23/14 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV

2/24/14 – Kiva Auditorium – Albuquerque,  NM

2/27/14 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

2/18/14 – South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX

3/01/14 – Austin Music Hall – Austin, TX


Best Coast Announce Tour Dates, Offer Free Stream of New Album

Best Coast have announced that they will be hitting the road with The Pixies in early 2014.

To celebrate, they’re offering up a free stream of their upcoming release Fade Away a week ahead of its October 22 release date on Bethany Cosentino’s Jewel City label, in partnership with Kobalt Label Services.

The band is also playing a benefit show for Los Angeles Animal Rescue on October 21, deets in the flyer below.

  

Amoeba In-Stores  

10/22 – Amoeba LA – 6pm

(streaming on amoeba.com)

10/23 – Amoeba SF – 5pm

Tour Dates with The Pixies

2/13/14 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO

2/14/14 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
2/15/14 – The Great Saltair – Salt Lake City, UT
2/17/14 – Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/18/14 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
2/19/14 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR

2/21/14 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA

2/22/14 – San Jose Civic Auditorium – San Jose, CA

2/23/14 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV

2/24/14 – Kiva Auditorium – Albuquerque,  NM

2/27/14 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

2/18/14 – South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX

3/01/14 – Austin Music Hall – Austin, TX


Stream Best Coast’s ‘I Don’t Know How’ For Free

Best Coast have shared a free stream of ‘I Don’t Know How’, the first single from their forthcoming mini-album Fade Away, out on October 22 on Bethany Cosentino’s Jewel City label, in partnership with Kobalt Label Services.


Best Coast Fade Away On New Mini Album

Image courtesy of We Get Press

Best Coast have announced that they will release their mini-album Fade Away on October 22 via Bethany Cosentino’s Jewel City label, in partnership with Kobalt Label Services.

The seven song effort sees Best Coast taking on a fast-paced energetic sound that’s influenced by Mazzy Star, Patsy Cline, My Bloody Valentine and Ambien(?!).

“Everything in this band has worked out so organically that sometimes it scares me that something bad is going to happen.  I don’t even understand why this is happening. I made some songs, I put them up on the internet, and here I am now. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. If I wasn’t doing this, I don’t know what I would be doing,” Cosentino said in a statement.

Best Coast are also slated to start work on a new album in November with an eye to releasing it in the spring of 2014.

1. This Lonely Morning

2. I Wanna Know

3. Who Have I Become
4. Fear Of My Identity

5. Fade Away

6. Baby I’m Crying

7. I Don’t Know How