Thursday, August 19, 2010
wavves @ amoeba san francisco 8.18.10
i'm pretty sure we showed up right on time; in which case, wavves opened up with the new hit single 'king of the beach.' the song is unbelievably catchy and has been stuck in my head all night. highlight of the set for me was when he played 'to the dregs' off his second lp wavvves. this was my first time seeing wavves, so i can't compare the new rhythm section to the old one, but i do think that as a band they sound really great. however, for all they hype they've received over the last year and a half, they didn't really live up to it. at least in my mind when you read things like pitchfork or spin or rolling stone and people say things like best new artist and albums make it onto end of the year best of lists, one begins to form expectations. i thought that wavves would completely blow me away live, but the truth is he's just a normal dude who likes smoking weed and playing rock 'n' roll in a pretty normal band. so if you take it for what it is they are pretty catchy and rather enjoyable. the set tonight was a half hour long, and i would definitely see them again.