Stream New Wavves Album: Afraid of Heights
After hearing Wavves’ hip hop collaboration on Big Boi’s new record Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, I didn’t know quite what to expect from my two favorite noise-pop, post-punk scenesters. Their new album, available for streaming here, is more intentionally geared towards pop, or rather classic pop-rock inflections exhibited by their past musical predecessors that paved the way for angry, anxious punk rock. The album is experimental in nature but sustains an element of tradition, carrying on the legacy of punk acts like Green Day and Blink-182. Featuring Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis (on the track “Hippies Is Punks”) and producer John Hill (MIA, Santigold) who successfully cultivates Wavves’ anxious conglomeration of sounds into a solid 13-track pop-rock record. Afraid of Heights is due out March 26th via Mom + Pop Records.