The recently CMU approved Wavves’ new LP will – unlike the band’s others, which are more “lo-fi noise-punk” (or so says Rolling Stone) – feature traces of the experimental rap genre, with added glockenspiel and cello. We know this because of chatter from Wavves’ Nathan Williams, who also revealed that all this musical experimentation is giving him chronic liver poisoning. So that’s nice.
Talking to Rolling Stone about incorporating a hip hop ‘sound’ into his still-untitled new record, Williams says: “The idea of that was interesting to me, to see if it could mix. Just make it seem like it should be there”.
He adds: “Every time that we record something I want it to sound different than previous efforts. It’s definitely a different pace than anything we’ve ever put out before”.
And: “This past year has ruined my liver. I drank more during the recording process than I’ve ever drank”.
Nice. According to RS, the LP is tentatively set to be released on 25 Mar 2013.