Stream Wavves’ King Of The Beach, See Wavves Tour

    Isn’t Wavves such a fun band name to say out loud? You can stretch it out as long as you want; you can pretend you don’t know how to pronounce the middle “vv.” It’s a phonetic party! But when you get tired of trolling your friends, you can get your dose of Nathan Williams by streaming his new record, King Of The Beach, over at Fat Possum Records’ website. Williams’ third LP was originally supposed to drop in August, but when it started leaking, the digital release got pushed up to July 1 (which is tomorrow!). It’s a sonic shift for Wavves (you can hear their lyrics now!) so if you got turned off by the ultra lo-fi sound of their earlier releases, you might want to check it out before you reflexively scoff (and come on, that’s so 2009!). 

     

    Adding to that, Wavves will also be touring this summer, starting in Germany before they eventually sweep through the States. Throw in some Four Lokos, and you’ve got the perfect summer chill spot.

     

    07.15 Cologne, Germany: Sonic Ballroom
    07.16 Berlin, Germany: White Trash
    07.17 Münster, Germany: Gleis 22
    07.18 Hamburg, Germany: Astratube
    07.20 Ravenna, Italy: Beach Mini Festival
    07.21 Paris, France: Fleche d’Or
    07.23 London, England: Cargo
    07.24 London, England: 1234 Festival
    07.25 Amsterdam, Netherlands: Paradiso
    07.26 Leipzig, Germany: Sweat Club Leipzig
    07.28 Copenhagen, Denmark: The Gun Club
    07.29 Emmaboda, Sweden: Emmaboda Festival
    07.31 Trondeim, Norway: Brukbar
    08.06 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle
    08.07 Chicago, IL: Lollapalooza 
    08.12 San Diego, CA: Museum of Contemporary Art
    08.13 Pomona, CA: The Glass House 
    08.14 Portland, OR: Berbati’s Pan
    08.16 Santa Barbara, CA: Soho
    08.17 Santa Cruz, CA: Crepe Place
    08.18 San Francisco, CA: Rickshaw Stop
    08.25 Seattle, WA: Neumos
    08.26 Vancouver, British Columbia: Biltmore
    08.27 Victoria, British Columbia: Sugar
    08.30 Sacramento, CA: Sol Collective
    08.31 Visalia, CA: Howie and Sons Pizza