WAVVES, King Tuff, Jacuzzi Boys, and The Psychic Alliance
WAVVES are bringing American surf rock to Vancouver with the help of a few friends.
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Named for his fear of the ocean, Wavves, the skuzzy project of San Diego slacker Nathan Williams, is a blend of distorted no-fi and refined sunshiny melodies. Charmingly messy, most of his lyrics, while difficult to decipher, generally revolve around the subjects of weed, boredom, and the beach -- when he isn't poking jabs at the gloomy subculture of goth rock.
A more charismatic, enigmatic nomad of a furioso frontman/artist/guitar legend could not be imagined. You can’t make this shit up. King Tuff is the neo-garage alter ego of multifaceted musician Kyle Thomas. Adopting the moniker in his teens as a play on his initials and the name King Tut, Thomas wouldn't begin playing as Tuff until 2006, when he self-released an album via CD-R between playing with freaky folk revivalists Feathers and J.
Given their unabashedly lo-fi aesthetic, their predilection for psychedelia, and their old-school pop sensibilities, Jacuzzi Boys sound like direct descendants of 1960s garage rock. Although they might sound like they could've appeared on the original Nuggets compilation, Jacuzzi Boys are most definitely a product of the 21st century
The Psychic Alliance
Their music sounds like it should. It has choruses, verses, harmonic singing, occasional instrumental passages and melodic “hooks.” Whenever possible, modern and even classical poetic devices have been used to make the lyrical content appealing to teen-aged ears. These include abba rhyme schemes, simile, metaphor and even alliterative verse form.