It’s like a story created using Pitchfork News madlibs: Wavves got in a “fight” with Black Lips bassist Jared Swilley in Brooklyn this week, stemming from Swilley calling Wavves out a few months ago for being a “baby.” Swilley ended up getting cracked by a beer bottle, and Wavves man Nathan Williams says that Swilley threatened him and his girlfriend spit on them (yuck). The only thing mssing is a Radiohead reference.
Here’s what Wavves said about the incident, which happened on Saturday:
Talking shit about me on the Internet is one thing, I can handle that all day but when some dude is just looking for a fight at 4 in the morning talking shit to my face and his girlfriend is spitting in the face of all my friends it’s a whole different story. I have no problem wih black lips or anybody else that i havent met but jared has been at me every chance he had. I just want to play music and have fun. It was unfortunate that it escalated to that point but he got what was coming to him.”
Then here’s what Swilley says, sort of offensive f-words all his:
“First of all, I just wanna say that Wavves was NOT involved in that fight. That faggot didn’t even touch me.
I’ve never “come after” that kid, it wasn’t four a.m., that wasn’t my girlfriend, no one was spitting, and I didn’t attack him. I don’t give a shit about that kid and his music.
What happened was, after we finished our set I went to Daddy’s with some friends and saw that faggot from Wavves talking to a photographer friend of mine. The only thing I did was walk up to him and say “You’re that faggot from Wavves and I don’t like you”. He smiled a bit but didn’t say anything.
After that, I went outside and saw their tour manager hanging around with some guys. They started getting all chuckles with me and so I told them I wasn’t gonna have it. After that, Wavves tour manager hit me square in the face with a bottle. Blood started pouring out and six dudes fucking started kicking me until I blacked out.
All I remember is getting hit with the bottle and my friends dragging me to another bar. They wrapped my head up until I looked like a Confederate soldier.
So yeah, I lost the fight.
I also missed three flights. I’ve been in the airport all day having stewardesses cleaning my head because it kept cracking open. You can’t go on board if you’re bleeding.
Bottom line is that faggot from Wavves didn’t even hit me. Never touched me. And he should’ve, cuz he had a free shot.
He’s coming to Atlanta October 3rd and we’re gonna get ugly on him. We’re gonna destroy their van, we’re gonna destroy their faces, we’re gonna get crazy on em’. Nasty style.
Uh Swilley, I think it’s get gully on them, at least in rap language vernacular. I wonder if this will lead a network to finally take my TV pilot idea: Music Blog Celebrity Boxing. Either way, this thing is all pretty lame; how about they actually fight, and get this over with? Then we could go back to talking about how they’re both too hyped when only 10,000 people know who either of them are. [Brooklyn Vegan and Buddyhead via Daily Swarm]