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Wavves announce new album, share two songs “Daisy” and “You’re Welcome” — listen

Plus, Nathan Williams & co. line up a North American spring tour in support

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    Pop punk purveyor Nathan Williams is never at a loss for new projects. He put out a pair of Wavves albums in 2015, V and the Cloud Nothings collaboration No Life For Me; and last year, he revived his Spirit Club side-project as well as dropped a split single with Weezer. 2017 looks similarly stacked for Williams, as he’s prepping to return with a new Wavves LP this spring.

    (Read: The 100 Best Pop Punk Bands)

    Titled You’re Welcome, it’s due out May 19th via the group’s own Ghost Ramp imprint. The album serves as Wavves’ sixth full-length overall and collects 12 new songs boasting titles like “No Shade”, “Million Enemies”, “Come Out to the Valley”, and “Daisy”. In anticipation, the band’s shared “Daisy” and the title track via their SoundCloud. Hear them both below, followed by the album’s artwork and full tracklist.

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    “Daisy”:

    “You’re Welcome”:

    You’re Welcome Artwork:

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    You’re Welcome Tracklist:
    01. Daisy
    02. You’re Welcome
    03. No Shade
    04. Million Enemies
    05. Hollowed Out
    06. Come to the Valley
    07. Animal
    08. Stupid in Love
    09. Exercise
    10. Under
    11. Dreams of Grandeur
    12. I Love You

    Following a handful of dates supporting Blink-182, Wavves will support their upcoming LP with a North American spring tour.

    Wavves 2017 Tour Dates:
    04/21 – Amarilla, TX @ Aztec Music Hall %
    04/22 – Rogers, AR @ Wal-Mart Amphitheater %
    04/23 – Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque %
    04/25 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater
    04/26 – Charleston, SC @ N. Charleston Coliseum %
    04/27 – Knoxville, TN @ Civic Coliseum %
    04/29 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
    04/30 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music Hall
    05/01 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
    05/02 – Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Bay Center %
    05/03 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Pavilion %
    05/04 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Fairgrounds %
    05/07 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest %
    05/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Uno Lakefront Arena %
    05/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
    05/12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    05/13 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    05/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    05/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
    05/17 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    05/18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    05/20 – Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar
    05/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ The HiFi
    05/23 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
    05/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
    05/25 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
    05/27 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
    05/28 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
    05/30 – Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight
    05/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
    06/01 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
    06/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
    06/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    06/05 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    06/06 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

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    Update: In an accompanying press release for the LP announcement, Wavves detailed the reasons why they’re no longer with Warner Bros., the major label that issued the band’s previous two solo albums, V and 2013’s Afraid of Heights.

    “I’d never come in contact with such a poorly run company in my life,” wrote Williams. “It was anarchy. Nobody knew what they were doing. Turnover rate was like an American Apparel. It was really all cons — unless you’re a cash cow. For everyone else, major labels can’t help you. Maybe at one time they could, but that time is dead.” The statement added:

    The day to day of being signed to a major, however, was unpredictable and beyond their wildest nightmares. “I figured it would run the same as [prior label] Fat Possum, just with more people. I was wrong.” By the time they were readying to release their second Warners album – 2015’s V – shots were fired. Williams released single “Way Too Much” on Soundcloud before the label had approved it, the label forgot to sign off on the artwork and, in the end, Wavves felt swept under the rug. Ultimately it felt like a career step backwards.

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