There's a special place in our hearts for punk/noise pop enthusiasts Wavves. Maybe it's because their latest album is named King of the Beach, and the band's name is Wavves. Can't get more South Florida than that, right? Except for the fact that they're from the West Coast, and not Miami. But with nostalgia inducing song names like "Super Soaker" and "Mickey Mouse," you can see why we're still drawn to them.
The trio famous for its lo-fi, distorted sound is coming to South Florida to show us just how beachy it can get. It's just been announced that they'll be opening for Phoenix at the Fillmore on October 27. Hopefully the guys get rid of their "Beach Demon" before then. Or bring him along. Hey, the more the merrier.
They're encouraging even more fond memory flashbacks with their latest music video for "Post Acid." Remember former MTV News correspondent John Norris? Well thanks to Wavves, he's making a temporary comeback in their latest music video as a TV host that seems to be on something. He introduces the band in the midst of his "Party with Pauly Contest," then what ensues is just ... well, strange.
A spaceship lands in the band's backyard as they're skateboarding on a
small makeshift ramp. We can't tell if they're seeing things, or if it
actually appears. But that alien is pretty cool. He goes skateboarding
around the neighborhood, hangs out with the guys, high fives, and buys
them some booze.
He then proceeds to try on several different outfits that he can
possibly wear to a party, and settles on a 70's hippie look, dressed in
an on-trend tribal print vest, cutoff jean shorts, and a headband.
He plays with the band, makes out with a groupie, and seems to have an
overall blast before going back home on his ship and leaving rays of
light behind him. But was it all imagined? Check out the video below and
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Download: Wavves - "Post Acid"