Today, Wavves releases their new album Hideaway via Fat Possum Records. Across its brief but impactful nine tracks, the album, produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio, is about what happens when you get old enough to take stock of the world around you and realize that no one is going to save you but yourself, and even that might be a tall order.
“It’s real peaks and valleys with me,” Nathan Williams says. “I can be super optimistic and I can feel really good, and then I can hit a skid and it’s like an earthquake hits my life, and everything just falls apart. Some of it is my own doing, of course.” It’s this self awareness that permeates each of Hideaway’s songs, marking them each as mature reckonings with who he is.
The song follows previously-released singles, “Caviar,” which debuted earlier this week, “Hideaway,” “Help Is On The Way,” which The FADER said “is the band at their most optimistic. Sounding like “Warning”-era Green Day, Nathan Williams makes peace with the world’s ills and floats on past with barely a care in the world,” and “Sinking Feeling,” which was the #1 on the SubModern Specialty Singles Chart upon it’s release and the #2 most-added song at NACC.