Wavves shares new dream track “Caviar”

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Wavves shares new dream track

Los Angeles-based beach-punk band Wavves have released another single from their upcoming album, titled “Caviar.” The track sets the stage for the rest of the LP, which is set to release later this week via Fat Possum.

“These are real peaks and valleys with me,” says Wavves frontman Nathan Williams of the album’s theme. “I can be super optimistic and I can feel really good, then I can hit a skid and it’s like an earthquake hits my life, and everything falls apart. Part of it is mine, of course.

Listen to “Caviar” here:

Reminiscent of Pete Drake’s iconic ’60s number, “Forever,” “Caviar” maintains a simple and flavorful melody, pairing perfectly with Williams’ vocals to create an unusually clean and lush sound. However, the band doesn’t completely lose their signature demeanor, with Williams’ cheeky and distinct vocal tone infusing the entire track.

Wavves gives soft-sounding classical music a spin on its own with incompatible lyrics such as “I’ll come home if I want” and “Who’ll hold you until you’re better?” / I don’t care if we’re together.

The bittersweet feeling of “Caviar” seems to align with Williams’ statement, mixing sweet and euphoric instrumentals with cynical and dark lyrics. The singer’s comments on the album add a layer of strangeness to the melancholy “Forever” repetition of the hazy melody.

Wavves has announced the release of their seventh studio album, Refuge, in May, scheduled for release on July 16 via Fat Possum Records. The group has shared a few singles from the album so far alongside music videos, including “Help is on the way,” “Feeling of sinking” and the title song of the album.

Refuge will follow the group’s LP 2017 You’re welcome, which, rated by critics as one of Wavves’ most mature releases to date, has sprouted singles like “Millions of enemies”, “Animal,” “Daisy” and more.

Shortly before the COVID-19 containment of 2020, the band was about to embark on a tour of the United States on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of their flagship record of 2010, King of the beach. After being canceled due to the pandemic, the band have yet to announce any upcoming tour dates in support of the new album or whatever.

Photo credit: April Siese


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