Last year, people lost their minds when Wavves frontman Nathan Williams posted on the band’s Instagram account about an eight-unit apartment building that he was currently renting out in Silver Lake. In a lot of people’s eyes, a group that had once been emblematic of stoner slacker culture had majorly sold out via their lead singer becoming a yuppie landlord.
My apartments in Silver Lake all leased in the first week they were available! A lot of work went into these it’s very cool to see it all come to fruition after 2 years of rehabbing.
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But nostalgia is a powerful drug! Many (if not all?) of us have extremely fond memories of being 15 and wondering how we could get our hands on a Wavves merch bundle that included rolling papers, a grinder and a King of the Beach embossed lighter without one of our friends stealing their mom’s credit card. Years later, equipped with our own credit cards, the decades-long fantasy may now be sated.
Along with the King of the Beach 10-year anniversary tour will come a vinyl reissue of the album, featuring new album art, a “purple kush”-colored record, and a bonus 7” with the tracks “Mutant” and “Stained Glass (Won’t You Let Me Into Yr Heart).” The reissue, from Fat Possum Records, will hit shelves on April 10.
You can preorder the King of the Beach vinyl reissue here, and check out Wavves’ 2012 Daytrotter session and upcoming tour dates below.
Wavves Tour Dates:
29 – Perth, Australia @ Amplifier
01 – Adelaide, Australia @ Lion Arts Factory
02 – Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
03 – Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
04 – Brisbane, Australia @ Crowbar
10 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rebel Lounge
13 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Tower Theater
14 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar + Grill
15 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
16 – San Antonio, Texas @ Paper Tiger
17 – Houston, Texas @ Satellite
18 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jack’s
20 – Tallahassee, Fla. @ The Wilbury
21 – Tampa, Fla. @ Orpheum
23 – Miami, Fla. @ The Ground
24 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Social
25 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West
27 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
28 – Richmond, Va. @ Broadberry
29 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
30 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar
01 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Warsaw
03 – Boston, Mass. @ Big Night Live
05 – Toronto, Ont. @ Lee’s Palace
06 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club
07 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
08 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Cafe
12 – Seattle, Wash. @ Crocodile
13 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Elk’s
14 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
16 – San Francisco, Calif. @ August Hall
18 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Wiltern