The Daily Choice: Wavves – Mickey Mouse
You should be excited about this Wavves album. I’ll agree with you (head-shaking naysayers) it took me a while to find the throbbing center of brilliance at the heart of Nathan William’s inaugural salvo of 80s-bordering noise-punk. It took me a slightly buzzed performance in a small space that made me think of what it must of been like to see Nirvana before Teen Spirit. It took me hours of listening to the album behind closed doors, away from my coffee shop customers who scorned the noise, the anger, the youthful pulse.
But eventually, like the rest of the critical world, I got it.
And now, with Fat Possum’s upcoming release of Wavve’s second album King of the Beach nearly in our laps, I implore you, be excited. If this single, “Mickey Mouse” is any indication of what’s to come, Wavve’s noise-punk squeezed in to a more definable mold, than someone get my heart medicine, the old juice pumper is already feeling weary.