Wavves to World: Life Sux

 

New EP features
appearances by Best
Coast and Fucked Up.

 

By
Blurt Staff

 

L.A.‘s Wavves follow up last
year’s King of the Beach with Life Sux on Sept. 20, the
debut release from singer Nathan Williams’ Ghost Ramp label. It’s
described as “telling the tale of two loathsome characters locked down in
Bummertown. What follows is a downward spiral of wrecked cars, impossible
dreams and fading faith set to pop-damaged punk and squalling grunge.”

 

Appearing
on the album are members of Best
Coast and Fucked
Up. Williams also points out, “If you hate yourself and other people,
you might like our record.” It was produced by the band and recorded at
Infrasonic Sound in nearby Alhambra.

 

Some descriptions,
provided by the label:

 

*Opener
“Bug” is an upbeat bomb lobbed at any enemies of fun-a thesis
statement driven by Dino Jr. guitars and a pop-punk bass line. 

 *The
blisteringly bright “I Wanna Be Dave Grohl” offers an arena-sized
appeal to everyman excellence.

 *”Nodding
Off” finds that escape fantasy failing even as Best Coast’s Bethany
Cosentino coos sweetly over the encroaching grime.

 *”Poor
Lenore” is heavier and darker, awash in wasteland riffage àla Nirvana.

*”Destroy”
is severe, with Fucked Up and Wavves teaming up to thrash in vain against a crushing apathy.

*Life Sux closes with “In the
Sand,” a longtime touring favorite recorded live at Black Iris Music in L.A. with drummer
Jacob Cooper.

 

 

Tracklisting:

 

1 Bug
2 I Wanna Be Dave Grohl
3 Nodding Off [ft. Best Coast]
4 Poor Lenore
5 Destroh [ft. Fucked Up]
6 In the Sand [Live] *

* vinyl and iTunes bonus track

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