Wavves, King of the Beach (Fat Possum)
This will be the first Wavves album that ever didn’t end up making me feel like Nathan Williams still owed me something, even after I stole it from him.
Background (via Wikipedia):
Singer Nathan Williams experienced public breakdown as the band was unable to complete their set at the 2009 Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival. Williams, who admitted he’d taken a cocktail of ecstasy and Valium, fought with drummer Ryan Ulsh and insulted the Spanish crowd, who then pelted him with bottles and a shoe. Apologizing for their performance, Williams admitted the next day that he was addicted to alcohol. As a result, the band canceled the remainder of their European tour. Zach Hill, for the interim, from Hella replaced Ryan Ulsh as the drummer for Wavves. Two members formerly of the late Jay Reatard’s band, Billy Hayes (Drums) and Stephen Pope (Bass), joined Wavves in November 2009.