Wavves NOT Sued by Disney, “King of the Beach” Out Today!


The new Wavves record officially drops in stores, aka ‘physical’ copies today. King of the Beach (Fat Possum) is the third record for Nathan Williams and Co. as they head in a new direction. The group is now different and features members of Jay Reatard as the backing band. Williams doesn’t seem as angry/pissed off/crazy. Hopefully we won’t be having any more meltdowns from him.

Williams has recently fooled all of his Twitter followers by saying that mega company Disney was suing him for naming one of the new tracks “Mickey Mouse.” 

He tweeted:

“Who would’ve thought I’d get sued for a song called ‘Mickey Mouse’?? You’ll want this first press of this record.”

Well apparently this is not true. He also called Walt Disney a Nazi by the way. This just seems like a really great way to get people to buy your record, doesn’t it?  Hmmm. In any case, this is by far Wavves best work so you should pick up a copy anyway.

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Wavves plays tonight at Madame Wong’s in California. The rest of the tour is as follows.

Fri-Aug-06    Chicago, IL    Lollapalooza
Sat-Aug-07    Chicago, IL    Empty Bottle / Lollapalooza afterparty #
Thu-Aug-12    San Diego, CA    Museum of Contemporary Art / San Diego
Fri-Aug-13    Pomona, CA    The Glass House %
Sat-Aug-14    Portland, OR    Berbati’s Pan +
Mon-Aug-16    Santa Barbara, CA    Soho
Tue-Aug-17    Santa Cruz, CA    Crepe Place
Wed-Aug-18    San Francisco, CA    Rickshaw Stop
Wed-Aug-25    Seattle, WA    Neumos
Thu-Aug-26    Vancouver, BC    Biltmore
Fri-Aug-27    Victoria, BC    Sugar
Mon-Aug-30    Davis, CA    Sol Collective
Tue-Aug-31    Visalia, CA    Howie and Sons Pizza Parlor
Sat-Sep-04    Los Angeles, CA    FYF Fest
Fri-Sep-10    Memphis, TN    Hi-Tone
Sat-Sep-11    St. Louis, MO    Billiken Club
Tue-Sep-14    Bloomington, IN    Rhinos
Wed-Sep-15    Columbus, OH    Skully’s
Thu-Sep-16    Buffalo, NY    Mohawk Place
Fri-Sep-17    Northampton, MA    Pearl Street Nightclub
Sat-Sep-18    Waltham, MA    Brandeis University
Mon-Sep-20    Providence, RI    Met Café
Fri-Sep-24    Kingston, NY    323 Wall Street
Sat-Sep-25    Baltimore, MD    Ottobar
Mon-Sep-27    Washington, DC    Rock and Roll Hotel
Tue-Sep-28    Greensboro, NC    Guilford College
Wed-Sep-29    Charlotte, NC    Milestone
Thu-Sep-30    Atlanta, GA    Drunken Unicorn
Fri-Oct-01    Nashville, TN    Exit/In – Next Big Nashville
Sat-Oct-02    Oxford, MS    Proud Larry’s
Wed-Oct-20    New York, NY    Madison Square Garden $

* = w/ Smith Westerns, Total Slacker
# = w/ Harlem, Fergus and Geronimo
% = w/ Abe Vigoda, The Growlers, Crystal Antlers
+ =  w/ The Cool Kids
$ = w/ Phoenix, Dirty Projectors

A Modern Mystery Holiday Party with Jay Ferguson of Sloan

Welcome to another round of a Modern Mystery Holiday Party! Today we have Jay Ferguson, guitarist and vocalist of indie pop Gods, Sloan.

Okay, I personally was super excited when Jay agreed to do this for us. Sloan is one of my all time favorite bands. I have seen them so many times, I’ve actually lost count. Their harmonies are to die for and their melodies are always extremely catchy.

I could lilterally go on for days talking about Sloan’s greatness. This year Sloan released Parallel Play which of course, was jam packed with their signature sound. They will sure be one of our Top 10 Records of the year on here (which will be up next week).

Jay was kind enough to share with us his Top 10 Songs of 2008 and more. Here’s to more Sloan in 2009!

My Top 10 Songs of 2008

1. Jay Arner (of International Falls) – Undiscovered Sun
2. Solange – I Decided (Part 1)
3. Phoenix – Twenty-One One Zero
4. Will Currie & The Country French – Honest People
5. The Bicycles – Once Was Not Enough
6. MGMT – Electric Feel
7. Brent Randall & His Pinecones – Snowdrops
8. Jay Reatard – Always Wanting More
9. Pony Da Look – Wishstick
10. Last Shadow Puppets – Standing Next To Me

Best Thing and Strangest Thing that happened to me this year are probably one and the same:

A dinner with Johnny Marr discussing a wide range of topics including Family Guy and Keith Richards’ moves. A toppermost gentleman.

Fave Holiday Memory:
Any snowball fight circa 1976-78.