Published Jun 30, 2010Last year was a PR nightmare for Wavves, as band leader Nathan Williams went from being a blog-favourite to punchline after his public meltdown at Primavera Festival (not to mention that bar brawl with Black Lips). Now, Williams is back on top with a new band and a studio-crafted new album, King of the Beach, which is now freely streaming online.
King of the Beach will be out digitally tomorrow (July 1), but you can listen to a stream of the entire album right now over here at Fat Possum. For those who were worried that the studio would tame Wavves' style, you can now put your minds at ease - it's still noisy as hell.
In support of the new record, Wavves will soon be hitting the road in Europe, and have now announced that they will be touring North America's West coast in August. In addition to numerous dates in his home state of California, Williams will be bring his band across the border for BC shows in Vancouver and Victoria.
For a taste of what's in store, check out our recent review of Wavves' mosh-friendly performance at NXNE. If we're lucky, Wavves will leave behind the squirrel jokes on this round of touring.
7/15 Cologne, Germany - Sonic Ballroom
7/16 Berlin, Germany - White Trash
7/17 Münster, Germany - Gleis 22
7/18 Hamburg, Germany - Astratube
7/20 Ravenna, Italy - Beach Mini Festival
7/21 Paris, France - Fleche d'Or
7/23 London, England - Cargo
7/24 London, England - 1234 Festival
7/25 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
7/26 Leipzig, Germany - Sweat Club Leipzig
7/28 Copenhagen, Denmark - The Gun Club
7/29 Emmaboda, Sweden - Emmaboda Festival
7/31 Trondeim, Norway - Brukbar
8/6 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
8/7 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/12 San Diego, CA - Museum of Contemporary Art
8/13 Pomona, CA - The Glass House
8/14 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan ^
8/16 Santa Barbara, CA - Soho
8/17 Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
8/18 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
8/25 Seattle, WA - Neumos
8/26 Vancouver, BC- Biltmore Cabaret
8/27 Victoria, BC - Sugar
8/30 Sacramento, CA - Sol Collective
8/31 Visalia, CA - Howie and Sons Pizza
* with Harlem, Fergus and Geronimo
^ with the Cool Kids