Wavves and The Mae Shi Set for SunFest New Music Night
The rise of San Diego beach punk project Wavves has been pretty fast, but the backlash has been even faster. I guess there's something slightly annoying about a band who only played their first live gig 161 days ago, rose from blog buzz obscurity to a shiny "Best New Music" accolade from Pitchfork, conquered SXSW by sheer number of shows played (I saw them three times with out trying), and currently have a bit of music media ubiquity. Bloggers are trying to figure out what exactly it means that there are chiptune covers of his stand out song (does anything chiptune actually mean anything?) or if the musical project of 22 year old Nathan Williams is actually any good (it is, to a degree, in my humble estimation).
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