Wavves go DIY with new album and share two tracks ahead of its release

After a strained relationship with Warner Bros Records, Wavves have announced their next album will be self-released.

You’re Welcome is set to be released on May 19 via Wavves’ own Ghost Ramp records. To coincide with the announcement, the band is sharing two new singles.

Together the two tracks showcase the breadth of material on the band’s new album: ‘Daisy’ is a characteristically upbeat Wavves anthem while ‘You’re Welcome’ is a heavier, brooding track until its chorus comes around.

In releasing the new record through Ghost Ramp, vocalist Nathan Williams said he is looking to use the label to sign other local garage bands, funding his tours, schooling DIY artists in how to create and distribute merchandise in a way that supports your career and provides future security where nobody else can.

As for Warners, that cash advance helped pay for this store.

The rest came from the money Wavves made off merch during 2016’s Summer Is Forever II Tour with Best Coast and Cherry Glazerr.

“I thought Ghost Ramp would be a hobby, doing 7-inches here and there. But now it’s a legitimate business,” Williams said.

“The thing is I’m not just interested in making music for Wavves. I’m too ADD. Being an entrepreneur, being hands-on isn’t just smart, it’s necessary.

Your art is everything you do, every choice you make. I was able to build my own thing, own it and control it all 100 per cent. If I want to do something now I don’t ask anyone. I just fucking do it – that’s priceless.”

Wavves will be heading out on a 36-stop North American tour starting on April 21st in Amarillo, and wrapping up on June 6th in Portland.

For full dates see below:

Apr 21st – Amarillo, TX – Aztec Music Hall*
Apr 22nd – Rogers, AR – Wal-Mart Amphitheater*
Apr 23rd – Springfield, MO – Shrine Mosque*
Apr 25th – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater*
Apr 26th – Charleston, SC – N. Charleston Coliseum*
Apr 27th – Knoxville, TN – Civic Coliseum*
Apr 29th – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Apr 30th – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Music Hall
May 1st – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
May 2nd – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center*
May 3rd – Tallahassee, FL – The Pavilion*
May 4th – Orlando, FL – Orlando Fairgrounds*
May 5th – Saint Petersburg, FL – State Theater
May 7th – West Palm Beach, FL – Sunfest*
May 9th – New Orleans, LA – Uno Lakefront Arena*
May 10th – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
May 12th – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom $
May 13th – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
May 14th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg $
May 16th – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry $
May 17th – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall $
May 18th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace $
May 20th – Columbus, OH – The A&R Music Bar $
May 22nd – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi Fi $
May 23rd – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge $
May 24th – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
May 25th – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar #
May 27th – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey #
May 28th – Austin, TX – Mohawk #
May 30th – Santa Fe, CA – Skylight #
May 31st – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom #
June 1st – San Diego, CA – Irenic #
June 2nd – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram #
June 3rd – San Francisco, CA – The Independent #
June 5th – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile #
June 6th – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre #

* W/ Blink 182
$ W/ Post Animal
# W/ Kino Kimino

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