WATCH: Wavves release ‘Demon To Lean On’ music video
Straight from the dungeons of L.A, punk duo Wavves have released a dark and unhinged video for new single “Demon To Lean On”. The video was directed by BLACK // DOCTOR (Chris Black and MISTERDOCTOR), the same team that directed the band’s video for first single, ”Sail To The Sun”.
PITCHFORK ‘BEST NEW TRACK’ – “Like most Wavves songs, “Demon to Lean On” subscribes to a nagging insistence– only, this time, the impulse is purely to please.”
FILTER “…track two: the solid rock anthem, “Demon To Lean On,” with an intensity as infectious as Nirvana’s. This is a song that you should play immediately.”
ROLLING STONE “[“Demon To Lean On”] The greatest song yet by these twenty-something San Diego surf punks treats Nirvana like a killer thrift-shop find”
The product of more than a year of writing and recording, Wavves’ new album ‘Afraid Of Heights’ expands the Wavves sound whilst remaining true to the band’s original vision – it was created with absolutely no label involvement. Lyrically, Williams has taken the focus less off of his own melancholy and out into the world, with songs that deal with crooked preachers (“Sail To The Sun“), relationships (“Dog“) and killing cops (“Cop“). Even when he reaches outside his own damaged psyche, Williams is still making Wavves songs, saying, “The general theme of the record is depression and anxiety, being death-obsessed and paranoid of impending doom. I feel like the narration is almost schizophrenic if you listen front to back; every word is important, even the constant contradictions and lack of self-worth. That’s all a part of this record—questioning everything not because I’m curious, but because I’m paranoid.”
‘Afraid Of Heights’ is out Friday 22nd March on Pod via Inertia