Track of the Day: 'Post-Acid'

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Past TracksThere is a temptation to ignore the '90s as an era of awkward expression, but somehow Wavves are able to mine a joy from that ever-long Indian summer decade of superfuzz and reckless abandon that makes it all seem so innocent in retrospect. Their lyrics trade in DayGlo caricatures of teen angst that would make any cynic pine for the days of M.C. Hammer pants.

Their newest album divorces them further from indulging in the navel-and-shoe-gazing of blistering Sonic Youth feedback towards a more Ramones hooks-and-melodies-on-speed approach. The song "Post-Acid" is a perfect encapsulation of the quick and catchy punk thrills found in early Queers singles. The pleasures are simple, and the distortion is brittle. They build off of the grunge template into something more accessible without taking themselves too seriously in the process.



On iTunes: Wavves: "Post-Acid"

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Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones is a Washington, D.C.-based writer whose work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, Morning News, Washington City Paper, and the Awl.

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