Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 2000s
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Nathan Williams, aka Wavves, emerged from 2008 as one of the indie rock scene’s most buzzed about up-and-comers, mostly a response to his self-titled debut LP which was released on the tiny Woodsist label. Like a less doom-and-gloom Jesus & Mary Chain or a grimier disciple of West Coast’s melodic pop, Williams’s inaugural album (and the couple of singles that preceded it) were fuzzy, lo-fi surf-pop and raucous rock & roll. His follow-up (which was also self-titled and emblazoned with similar cover art) was originally set to be released in early 2009 on De Stijl, a label previously known for reissuing works by lost folk artists like Michael Yonkers, but the much hyped album was snatched up by the slightly larger Fat Possum label.

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