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WAVVES

WAVVES was supposed to be touring Europe until the end of June, but hasn't played a show since The Great Spanish Meltdown of 2009, and, as you can see above, doesn't plan on playing another one until July in NYC!

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Comments (87)

This gets better and better. Shit music so he should just cancel all of the US shows as well.

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | June 1, 2009 11:05 AM

post-MEHltdown

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:06 AM

Their MEHltdown is getting in the way of my summer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:07 AM

this is good publicity. makes more people want to see his live show. trainwrecks and meltdowns are entertaining

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:11 AM

what a fucking mis-use of the wipers logo...

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:13 AM

sometimes i think there is a god

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:17 AM

Youth in AMEHrica

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:18 AM

there's a reason this guy got so big so fast... it's because he's good.

blowing up is more real (and more intense) now than it has ever been before, because music is being passed around on the internet and many many many people can hear what you've got really quickly. This means both that you have to actually have something that people respond to that's tangibly great, and that they'll respond so quickly (if you're good) that it fucks up your life and your sense of self.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:19 AM

"this is good publicity. makes more people want to see his live show. trainwrecks and meltdowns are entertaining"

except he just canceled about 20 shows, so any couple more people he gets to go to a 550 person venue on the LES will be kind of offset by this.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:22 AM

"there's a reason this guy got so big so fast... it's because he's good."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:24 AM

>>there's a reason this guy got so big so fast... it's because he's good.

YOU ARE TRULY A FUCKING MORON..PLEASE ACCEPT THIS

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:29 AM

what awkward male nerd writer at Pitchfork is blowing this guy??...is an update on this little shit every half hour really needed?????

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:32 AM

Can't we just all agree? On album he is good. A few songs are GREAT. Live he has potential, and occasionally pulls off a great show, but in the wrong setting (most settings), his live show is boring.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:35 AM

for fucking real!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:36 AM

what a little bitch

Posted by rob z | June 1, 2009 11:42 AM

so easy to hate him now. go ahead - you'll be popular too!

Posted by fucktard | June 1, 2009 11:58 AM

publicity= it's all good.

Posted by oldpunk | June 1, 2009 12:13 PM

Wavves music=its all shit

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | June 1, 2009 12:16 PM

Indie darwinism at its finest.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | June 1, 2009 12:37 PM

just the buzz band at the moment. doesn't make anyone cool to talk about them. just makes you another hipster wallflower. next month it'll be someone else and you'll all be running to your nearest itunes to check out what all the buzz is about, and then you'll say it's good music from a deep and prolific artist and blah blah blah. well at least it looks like everyone's over the pretentious bullshit coming from iceland!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 12:58 PM

WAVVES: Why do I have to be Mr. Pink?

REST OF WORLD: Because you're a faggot!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:20 PM

this band sucks

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:21 PM

you ppl are creeps
no wonder kid geet so fucked up
i hope to god they don't read these comments
they're really skewed and distorted thoughts
that if ppl had second thoughts or had the option to say it out loud they never would
and there's a reason for it... cuz it's fucked up!

i hope the wavves group gets better, really looking forward to the bowery show if things work out

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:26 PM

if he chose to make music and have a public personae then he should learn how to deal with it
we are not talking about a 16 yo kid here, he is of age and should no better than piss off people just because he does not think they are "good enough" as his californian peers. people pay good money to go to that festival and he owes anything he is to his public, let alone his salary and all the horrible shit he calls music

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:35 PM

think of the children! won't somebody please think of the children!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:43 PM

ugh yeah seriously. half the reason he's probably mentally unstable now is because of the internet 'commentary'.

GOOD that they're taking a break. continuing with the European tour would not have a been a wise choice. I hope he figures out where he wants to go from here on his break so he doesn't end up in the same position again. and i hope he stays away from the internet on his time off because it seems there is a noticeable lack of empathy on here.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:47 PM

Nathan was recently sighted in Saint Lucia.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:48 PM

1:35. he doesn't 'owe' anyone anything. just because you make an album doesn't mean you have intentions of becoming a popstar or even a little famous. you're confusing being an artist and being a celebrity. It's not like this kid was out endorsing Nike and going to Vitamin Water Red Carpet parties in Hollywood.

he probably just wanted to play some tunes at the casbah and maybe the smell occasionally, not have his entire life eat itself in 6 months flat.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:53 PM

1:35
im guessing that you're a kid that went to the festival
i've been noticing you kid(s) comments and they just seem so contradictory
like "he sucks he's not good, but oh my god he owes us for paying alot of money to see him"
?ftw?
and if you weren't a paying festival goer then what in the world are you crying about? waves didn't let you down or hurt you
damn plus he's not the first person ever to cancel a tour. you kids need to grow up and stop putting these artist on crazy unreachable pedastels that y'all turn around and say such crude things about as soon as they fumble

p.s. wavves wasn't the only person playing at the festival!!!!!!!!!!!!! you guys saw freaking pheonix and all other bands, being pissy over a 2am show y'all are worst then what y'all claim wavves to be. grow up go home go to sleep and smile for the acts you did see and that you witnessed, although sad somewhat entertaining/or memorable in indie music history

Posted by what cute girls listen to | June 1, 2009 2:11 PM

Can I make a suggestion?

... yeah you're right. Forget it.

Posted by Burg | June 1, 2009 2:19 PM

kind of fucked that i put entertaing but it's da truf/real talk i suppose

Posted by what cute girls listen to | June 1, 2009 2:21 PM

im convinced that the majority of brooklynvegan commenters are wearing backwards Game Cocks hats.

Posted by nick | June 1, 2009 2:55 PM

^^
no need ta be so harsh, brah.

Posted by yoga | June 1, 2009 3:31 PM

I support Bull Dogs personally.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 3:31 PM

I think those of us who know him personally saw this coming. What a jerk.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 3:38 PM

^ are you for real?
don't know him personally and don't care to
i brought his cd cuz i like his music i go to his shows cuz i like his music
music music music music music
please keep making music and talking about music

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 4:07 PM

I asked some average people on the streets what they thought about the whole WAVVES situation. And they said, "What's a WAVVES?" True story. You can't make this stuff up.

Anyway, I'm going to listen the new Black Eyed Peas single again.

Posted by Boom Boom Boom | June 1, 2009 4:58 PM

wavves should open for the Black Eyed Peas

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 5:08 PM

funny how some people still think we are in the 60's and believe that a musician bohemian lifestyle is why people get into a music CAREER. But whatever, Wavves suck no matter how fucked up they are and that's the bottom line. Glad to see them go away, hopefully for good

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 5:11 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 6:00 PM

The Wipers > Wavves x100000000

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 6:22 PM

"ugh yeah seriously. half the reason he's probably mentally unstable now is because of the internet 'commentary'."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUmQf6rIB2w

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 7:35 PM

i fail to see why Le Tigre ever had a following. that shit is the musical equivalent of public access cable television programming.


Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 8:09 PM

They were better than this spoiled brat Garageband shithead.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 8:15 PM

ALL WE R SAYING
IZ GIVE WAVVVVES A CHANCE

Posted by Carles | June 1, 2009 9:34 PM

Wavves=the Anti-Grizzly Bear

Posted by BRAGH | June 1, 2009 11:38 PM

WAVVES = the swine flu of the indie pop world

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:47 PM

i don't care one way or another about this band, tho' it's obvious people enjoy a good car wreck...

what bothers me is the use of THE WIPERS logo!

68% of the shite on BV is pure grade-A garbage... and to besmirch the good name of THE WIPERS in this manner is FUCKIN' evil. Who ever came up with the idea of stealing the logo, if I meet you, I will hurt you. Cheers.

Posted by GS | June 2, 2009 12:40 AM

I know it's hard to look past the distortion, but as a real music fan just listen to this dudes melodies. He writes nice hooks. I saw him at the smell, and it was an amazing show. I can't imagine seeing him at a big venue though. Pitchfork should be interesting...

Posted by Willie | June 2, 2009 1:28 AM

WAVVES, LOL

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 2:04 AM

"He writes nice hooks"

He also puts other mens penises in his mouth.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 2:05 AM

^^You would, too, if you were gay.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 2:11 AM

sweat from my balls

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 6:35 AM

@1:28
yeah his melodies are really good and shine through the album, like weed demons is pretty stunning atleast to me
it's obvious that these ppl just want to hate and no amount of reasoning can remedy their jealousy i suppose. i can understand if you don't think he's amazing and the most talented musician and so forth (um yeah it's lo-fi punk.... so it kind of isn't suppose to be) but what he does he does stunningly.
and i don't know if it's from years of listening to noise bands, but i don't even know what ppl are talking about when they say it's so distorted they can't understand it. ftw? i don't even hear distortion, i think distorted = normal to me

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 9:15 AM

weed demon sounds like something kurt conbain wrote in middle school

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 9:24 AM

kurt cobain is fucking dead
and it feels like he's been dead for the past 30 years
who the fuck cares about kurt cobain except old 30+ year olds

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 9:48 AM

yes, you blogger comment loser jackasses must be right....

thousands of people all over the country and the world have sought out and downloaded this guy's music and have it in their itunes and listen to it regularly... because he's not any good.

same goes for the Vivian Girls, No Age, etc...

try downloading Wavves or any of the others on Soulseek. Comes across pretty god damned fast. This is because Wavves is super POPULAR. He doesn't have a tenth the PR machine of Grizzly Bear or Animal Collective, but nontheless word has spread and the shit has gotten passed around and downloaded FAST.

It's because the music is good, the songs are catchy, the lyrics touch on some zeitgeist that's right for the moment.

Get over it, Wavves has got talent. Dunno why this is hard for the no-nothing comment posse to accept, but it's true.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:00 AM

WAVVEs has PR. Forcefield

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:10 AM

it's a small PR company. one guy in the office.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:12 AM

Yeah, a small PR firm that has just about every ultra hyped INDIENET band - dan deacon, vivian girls, crystal stilts..etc

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:24 AM

@Anon9:48 - Most people who enjoy rock music in your age range with better common sense than you for starters.

Posted by blackhat | June 2, 2009 11:26 AM

11:24, well all those bands are all worthy of the attention the get and their "hype" (ie, people responding to them) predates hiring the PR company.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:30 AM

9:48
and i have better grammer
i can't even tell what you're trying to say...
are you trying to say 30 year olds and plus have more commen sense then me?
sure whatever, do you think i care i'm 20 i better not have any fucking commmon sense or else i'm doing something wrong
you 30 year olds didn't have any fucking commen sense, you idolized and made a god out of some heroine addict who killed himself at the height of his career
...
just saying things are kind of full circle in generations, so wish you ppl would stop saying you're apples are better than our oranges

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:39 AM

kind of funny i really enjoy wavves, but hate all those other bands.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:43 AM

This Wavves meltdown is just a preview of how the fickleness of internet attention will destroy talented young artists for years to come.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:50 AM

^ agree

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:53 AM

oops i WAS 9:48
my comment was suppose to say @blackhat
suppose it's that nonsense of a 20 year old

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:55 AM

NONE OF YOU WILL EVER CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING MEANINGFUL TO THIS WORLD

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 2:34 PM

this blog's comment section is the playground of the scene's biggest losers.

we got teenagers who are totally uninformed trying to pretend to be "in the know," alongside grizzled industry burnouts and douchebags who hate everything and everyone who gets the attention they never got.

that anyone takes anything said here seriously or personally is insane.

The people here are dateless mouthbreathing fools.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 2:44 PM

i presume that by posting here, you are acknowledging that you are a prime example of this. congratulations.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 2:51 PM

Matt Horseshit saw the future. Listen to those guys. Not this little prick.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 3:01 PM

by posting here I'm sullying myself with the muck of you human garbage, it's true. It's a vain effort to teach you cretins how to behave like fucking grownups.

lost cause, I know, but soemone's got to say the obvious: you people who comment on Brooklyn Vegan are trash.

The entire forum is a waste of so much time and effort. I hope someday all of you cowards get called out for your petty childishness, and for once are forced to eat the shit you dish out.

But we all know none of you could take being in the firing line here. You'd cry your fucking eyes out if you had to endure the kind of shit you throw at these indie rock "celebrities."

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 3:05 PM

Nathan, if you're there, please destroy your laptop and try to chill out for at least two weeks. Those who might sympathize on BV or Stereogum are far less likely to post than people brainstorming comments that are appropriately demeaning.

While on the whole I love that BrooklynVegan = Pitchfork + 4Chan, this is one of those times where the dark side of anonymous commenting rears its ugly head, which I'm absolutely guilty of and most others reading this bullshit I'm posting on a godforsaken internet thread.

Posted by I thought this was a music blog. | June 2, 2009 3:05 PM

fuck this anonymous commenting bullshit. it's killing bands and it's poisoning the scene. and for what? ad revenue.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 3:12 PM

kurt cobain and elliot smith are the two best songwriters in the last 20 years

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 4:03 PM

i'd just like to point out that for all this hype/publicity and people telling us how his popularity proves how he's a genius--it's been over a week and he has yet to sell out BOWERY!! with woods on the bill, no less.

*BV* is killing the music scene? give me a fucking break. this kid all the PR in the world and can't sell out a venue with a capacity under 1000 that is across the williamsburg bridge. looks to me like most people don't need an evil anonymous comments section to see that this kid is full of shit.

Posted by reality check | June 2, 2009 8:18 PM

Wavves is a shitty low-class bottom-feeding act who will now occupy a permanent position on the second lowest level on the musical ladder (the bottom rung obviously reserved for DJ's, who have about as much relevance to musical talent as projector operators have to acting and movie directing).

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:47 PM

i am convinced that wavves is a social experiment created by p4k. he was in a chill band in SD called fantastic magic with some chill bros. they were doing well...
i think p4k decided to test their power. let's take the WORST POSSIBLE music we can find and push it hard. i mean RAM it down everyones throat and see if they'll accept it as quality.
this is all a game. oh you've got to have the traumatic 'meltdown' documented in every detail on twitter just to document his TRIUMPHANT return and 'comeback'. even though he's played like 3 shows in his hometown...WAKE THE FUCK UP PEOPLE.
all these hipster blogs NEED things like this to write about. it's just easier if they create it themselves.
bottom line- thousands and thousands of bands (including the one i'm in) work for years for a TASTE of the 'success' that this spoiled little brat has attained. if his songs were halfway decent that would be one thing.. unfortunately, his songs are fucking shit..and that 'record' he put out sounds like it was recorded on a cellphone..what a fucking scam. hope he goes away. FAST

Posted by wavvvvvvvves h8tr | June 3, 2009 12:14 AM

Whether or not this guy sucks, I think we can all agree that the Wipers logo/bite needs to have its own meltdown and go to the virtual garbage can in the sky.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 12:14 AM

what are you fuckers talking about?

"worst possible music"? fuck you.

the kid writes good songs, it's unequivocal... whereas you limpdicks write anonymous frigging blogo comments. get real, chumpz

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 12:58 AM

"the kid writes good songs, it's unequivocal... whereas you limpdicks write anonymous frigging blogo comments. get real, chumpz"


LOL, says the person who also posts anonymously.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 8:31 AM

wow. cool.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | June 3, 2009 3:30 PM

This makes me want to go to the show a bowery even more.
is it sold out?

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 3:43 PM

lol, at the person who is reading brooklynvegan at 8:31 in the morning. get a fucking life, loser!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 4:05 PM

Conspiracy theories now?? Shit's Fucked Up!

Posted by Carnivore | June 3, 2009 4:06 PM

"lol, at the person who is reading brooklynvegan at 8:31 in the morning. get a fucking life, loser!"


Learn to capitalize your sentences correctly, then talk shit, faggot.


Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2009 2:08 AM

Can't we just all agree? On album he is good. A few songs are GREAT. Live he has potential, and occasionally pulls off a great show, but in the wrong setting (most settings), his live show is boring.

Posted by SimpleYour | August 5, 2010 10:22 AM

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