After announcing Spirit Club way back in October, Nathan Williams of Wavves is ready to drop the group's debut album. Comprised of Williams' brother, and Sweet Valley—a mixtape/"blood pact between brothers"—co-conspirator, Joel, and Andrew Caddick a.k.a Jeans Wilder, the band dropped the stinging subdued ode to a lost friend, "Duster". Welcome to their debut LP...
It's an obvious departure from Wavves' material. Rubbed with acid-washed vocal effects, and rife melodic guitar riffs and light touches of keyboard instead of thrashing punk, Spirit Club is working in a different rock lane than Williams' previous band. "I don't really wanna know / What life would be without you / And I don't really wanna know / If I could live without you," the lyrics suggest a tenderness previously unseen in Williams, but the track remains a sunny California vibe. Don't think that Nathan has completely left the beach behind. With a host of new sounds, one can expect the album to reveal a different shade of stoned.
The video for "Duster" is bittersweet. An ode to a fallen friend that tragically died chasing waves, the band skates alongside his hearse, attend his funeral, and later attempt to communicate with him through a Ouija board. I'm not one for the supernatural, but the sentiment is awesome.
Check out the video below and get ready for the upcoming album Spirit Club, expected out later this Spring on Ghost Ramp.