Rhapsody Originals: Wavves (EP)
Released: Jun 2009
Label: Fat Possum Records
Wavves, aka Nathan Williams, is one of retro lo-fi's coolest acts, and your beloved Rhapsody has snagged this wicked sweet exclusive EP. This four-track live jammer is pretty darn revealing. On record, Wavves is saccharine and prepubescent. But here, he's raspy, raw and really kind of guttural. These versions of "Beach Demon" and "So Bored" possess a real Wipers/Nirvana vibe. Then there's "Summer Goth," which is classic garage-punk fodder, the kind of stuff Estrus and Super Electro released back in the day.