I wasn’t entirely sure about Wavves when I first encountered them, what with the silly name, the marijuana leaf on the sleeve. Turns out Wavves is just one person, Nathan Williams from San Diego and I find myself liking So Bored despite myself. It’s a petulant strop hidden behind waves of fuzz, something that craves attention that it secretly doesn’t really want. If you want an endearing teenage pop song, this is your one. By contrast How Are You? is a slacker ballad, lost in a blissful haze. It’s pretty good too, so next time I shall look forward to see what Wavves do.
So Bored is released by Young Turks on March 2nd
Wavves myspace is here