Photo by Pooneh Ghana
It’s not every day that a new act can garner online praise and pack a New York City music venue to the gills on a random weeknight. But that’s the kind of success rising dream pop artist Jackson Phillips, aka Day Wave, has managed to achieve in just a short time. (Having done this music thing for the last couple of years, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen borderline depressing turnouts for so-called “next big thing” buzz bands; the struggle is real.)
Next month, Phillips is set to return with his “Come Home Now” 7-inch — the follow-up to last fall’s well-received Headcase EP — and, judging by the newly unveiled B-side, it’s shaping up to be another solid release in the young Oakland native’s growing repertoire. The intoxicating atmosphere of “You Are Who You Are” recalls elements of Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing, but mostly evokes that muggy/cool transitional period when summer’s last grip really begins to fade and fall’s blissful crispness slowly creeps in.
Listen in below.
Day Wave’s “Come Home Now” 7-inch is due out on November 6th through House Arrest. He’s currently on tour alongside Albert Hammond Jr.; see his full itinerary here.