Wavves announced the release of their LP, Afraid of Heights, set for this March. It is their fourth album to date.
Although Wavves began as a literal garage band, Afraid of Heights took about a year and a half to write and record. However, they didn’t stray too far from their roots. Wavves guitarist Nathan Williams paid for studio time completely out-of-pocket.
“In doing so, I had no one to answer to. We recorded the songs how and when we wanted without anybody interfering, and that’s how it’s supposed to be,” said Williams.
Williams shifted the lyric’s focus from his own “melancholy” life to more broad ideas. But the emotion behind the tracks remains the same.
“The general theme of the record is depression and anxiety, being death-obsessed and paranoid of impending doom. I feel like the narration is almost schizophrenic if you listen front to back; every word is important, even the constant contradictions and lack of self-worth. That’s all a part of this record-questioning everything not because I’m curious, but because I’m paranoid,” explained Williams.
Wavves will also embark on a North American tour this March.
“Demon to Lean On”, a track of their new album can be heard below, along with the video for “Sail to the Sun.”
Mar 12: Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 13: Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 14: Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 15: Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 16: Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 17: Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar
Mar 19: Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Mar 20: Los Angeles, CA – Echo
Mar 21: San Diego, CA – Casbah
Mar 22: San Francisco, CA -Bottom of the Hill
Mar 23: Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
Mar 27: Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Mar 28: Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
Mar 29: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Mar 30: Milwaukee, WI – Rave Bar
Apr 01: Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Apr 02: Columbus, OH – Basement
Apr 03: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Ap 04: Detroit, MI – Magic Stick (Lounge)
Apr 05: Toronto, ON – Horshoe
Apr 06: Montreal, QC – Salla Rosa
Apr 08: Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Apr 09: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas
Apr 11: Brooklyn, NY – Grasslands
Apr 12: Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium
Apr 13: Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Apr 15: Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Apr 16: Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Apr 18: Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Apr 20: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Apr 21: Los Angeles, CA – The Smell