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Watch Wavves’ Boozy, Cross-Dressing ‘Afraid of Heights’ Video

Nathan Williams' latest album is out today on Mom & Pop

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // March 26, 2013

Wavves’ new album Afraid of Heights has many echoes of Kurt Cobain, as SPIN’s Jessica Hopper notes in her review. But the title track, which contains a hint of a backing vocal from Jenny Lewis, is one of just as many moments on the album that resurrect the candied fuzz-pop hooks of Weezer, right down to the “Say It Ain’t So”-channeling lyric “found Jesus.” Pitchfork.tv has shared the video for the track, and like the clips for “Demon to Lean On” and “Sail to the Sun” it’s a memorable one, as VHS-wavy footage follows cross-dressers’ night out at a bar. Too bad the protagonist’s ensemble wouldn’t really match Wavves’ new sneakers, but the whole thing takes a dark turn at the end.

And don’t miss our 2012 cover story on Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and Wavves’ Nathan Williams.