Incoming: Wavves at the Jackpot, September 15

Wavves is better known for breakdowns and accidents than their actual music. Nonetheless, the band is still the “hype shit” these days.

Wavves usually draws comparisons to those bands in Los Angeles’ underground noise punk scene (such as the acts that grew up around the Smell club like No Age and Abe Vigoda). Their record’s all right. If you dig what the above bands and others like Titus Andronicus and Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts are doing — that whole no-fi, shitgaze thing — you’ll like Wavves. If you’re tired of it, you won’t be able to stand them.

Wavves play the Jackpot on September 15. Ganglians open. Kids in too-tight cut-offs and tie-dye who listen to John Cale are stoked.

MP3: Wavves, “So Bored”

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