Weezer and Wavves Announce Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter Split 7″

If you like your alt-rock bands two at a time, today's your lucky day: Weezer and Wavves are releasing Fakes Smiles and Nervous Laughter, a split 7",…
Sadie Bell / September 9, 2016

Lollapalooza 2016 Livestream: Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Future, and More

Update: Radiohead's Friday-night set has been added to Sunday evening's streaming schedule. It begins at 7:10 p.m. ET/6:10 p.m. CT. Watch below. Lollapalooza…
Rachel Brodsky / July 28, 2016

Wavves’ Paris Show Will Continue as Planned in the Wake of Attack, Titus Andronicus and FIDLAR Cancel

Update: Heems has announced that he will be performing in Paris tonight with a Vice editorial. "In a terrible world, I think music is a…
Colin Joyce / November 17, 2015

Review: Wavves Wear Their Snot, Not Their Hearts, on Their Sleevves With ‘V’

"Have I lived too long?" sings Nathan Williams at the outset of V, wondering like so many guitar-abusing snots before him if the oncoming 3-0…
Dan Weiss / October 7, 2015

Stream Wavves’ Upcoming Album, ‘V’

Nathan Williams and the rest of Wavves must've been pretty psyched when they reached album number five, because it gave them a chance to use…
James Grebey / September 24, 2015

Wavves Shares Vicious Wrestling Video for ‘Way Too Much’

Wavves are set to release their latest album V on October 2, and today they've returned with an appropriately violent video for their ode to…
Colin Joyce / September 16, 2015

Wavves Share Peppy New Punk Track, ‘My Head Hurts,’ on Beats 1

Zane Lowe was off today, but Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz admirably stepped up to host the DJ's Beats 1 show, and he brought a…
James Grebey / August 31, 2015

Wavves Goes on a ‘Heavy Metal Detox’ for New Single

Wavves has already shared a few tracks from his upcoming fifth solo album, V, but today on Twitter he unleashed another, called "Heavy Metal Detox."
Colin Joyce / August 12, 2015

Wavves Breathe Brat-Punk Fire on ‘Flamezesz’ Single

Nathan Williams is set to release his fifth studio album under his Wavves banner (titled V, get it?) in October. He's already defied his label's…
Colin Joyce / July 30, 2015

Wavves Announces Fifth Studio Album, ‘V’

Wavves got in a bit of his spat with Warner Bros. last week over the surprise release of his choppy single "Way Too Much," but…
Colin Joyce / July 20, 2015

Wavves Shares Wiry, Wry ‘Way Too Much’ Single

Wavves just released No Life For Me, his long-gestating collaboration with Cloud Nothings, but Nathan Williams is already back with more. A second album has…
Colin Joyce / July 16, 2015

Wavves ‘Leave’ Reality Behind in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Music Video

As you might already be aware, Wavves contributed a track to a compilation album for Grand Theft Auto V called Welcome to Los Santos.
Rachel Brodsky / July 8, 2015

Review: Wavves x Cloud Nothings Enjoy Group Therapy on ‘No Life for Me’

On the surface, the quasi-surprise teaming of Cloud Nothings and Wavves seems like the indie-punk version of the classic Loner Weirdo and Crowd-Pleasing Hitmaker archetype…
Andrew Unterberger / July 6, 2015

Download Wavves and Cloud Nothings’ Collaborative LP ‘No Life for Me’

In a SPIN cover story last year, Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi said that he had a collaborative LP coming with Wavves' Nathan Williams. Today, that album, now…
Colin Joyce / June 28, 2015

Clear Skies for Cloud Nothings

Outside a craftsman home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock is when you begin to hear the screaming. It's a typically sunny spring…
Puja Patel / June 13, 2014

Rapper DaVinci Gets a Police Beat-Down in ‘Dog Meat’ Video

There's a famous scene in Spike Lee's 25th Hour where Ed Norton talks about his life and New York City, introducing every part of it with…
Dan Reilly / May 21, 2014

Wavves’ Sweet Valley Meet Rap Bruiser DaVinci on Goofy-Great ‘Ghetto Cuisine’

Ghetto Cuisine is a collaboration between Sweet Valley, the beatmaking project from Wavves' Nathan Williams and his brother Kynan, and DaVinci, a cultish Bay Area…
Brandon Soderberg / April 24, 2014

Hear DaVinci’s Mixtape, Produced by Wavves’ Sweet Valley Offshoot

Wavves main man Nathan Williams and his sibling Joel (a.k.a. Kynan) have been making weed-infused beats for a couple of years under the moniker Sweet…
Dan Reilly / April 10, 2014

Wavves Debut ‘GTA 5′ Song ‘Nine Is God’ During Nonviolent ‘Conan’ Set

As part of Wavves' gig as virtual DJ on a Grand Theft Auto 5 radio station, the Cali garage-surf band recorded at least one new…
Dan Reilly / September 13, 2013

Watch Wavves Shotgun Energy Drinks and Sing Papa Roach

In spring of last year, punk-pop hooligans Wavves joined Los Angeles comic/director Andre Hyland for a taping of The Jesse Miller Show. Though the Comedy Central…
Chris Martins / August 19, 2013
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