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Wavves’ new album arrives in March, features hip-hop beats and glockenspiel

on December 18, 2012, 4:52pm

wavves e1355332649843 Wavves new album arrives in March, features hip hop beats and glockenspiel

Following last week’s release of the mighty lead single “Sail to the Sun”, Wavves’ Nathan Williams has revealed more details about the band’s fourth studio album. The as-yet-titled effort was produced by John Hill (M.I.A., Santigold), spans 13 tracks, and will surface on March 26th via Mom + Pop.

According to, the album is musically diverse, incorporating the sounds of punk, hip-hop, and even “acoustic meditations, complete with cello and glockenspiel accompaniment.” Williams explained to the publication. “Every time that we record something I want it to sound different than previous efforts.”

Williams said his usage of hip-hop sounding beats was inspired by his production duo side-project Sweet Valley and collaborations with Big Boi and Killer Mike.

Williams also revealed that he intentionally chose not to sign with a label until completion of the album so that he could execute his full vision. “We got to stick it out and work until we thought the record was done,” Williams continued. “I feel like if we had a label involved [during recording] they would have cut us off so much earlier.”

Below, watch the video for “Sail to the Sun”.

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