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Photo: Wavves Soundchecks at the ‘Jesse Miller Show’ Comedy Central Pilot Taping

And they say dreams don’t come true. Here’s Wavves soundchecking for the Jesse Miller Show Comedy Central pilot. We here at Aural Standards typically like to couch our bragging in faked newsworthiness, but we’ll make an exception (and a sudden perspective switch) here: I’ve been booking bands for the live Jesse Miller Show for the past few months in part with the goal of building to this. It’s thrilling to see some real-world results of your work, at least as an occasional alternative to writing about the real-world results of others’ work. Anyway, stay tuned for more Jesse Miller news, more live shows, and more great musical guests curated by yours truly. Me and Jesse are feelin’ buff.

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Belatedly, From Bonnaroo 2011

We came, we camped and we conquered. Frankly, SPIN covered the shit out of this festival. We also emptied its moonshine reserves, but you won’t read about that here. Nay, instead you’ll viddy glorious retellings of such historic events as:

The 5 Best Sets of Bonnaroo 2011 Day 1 (I wrote on Wavves, Twin Shadow), Day 2 (Atmosphere), Day 3 (Low Anthem, Gogol Bordello) and Day 4 (Explosions in the Sky, Junip); AS WELL AS Lil Wayne Returns Sober, AND Buffalo Springfield Reunites, AND Iron & Wine Goes Free Jazz (with set lists!) .

Yes, it happened over a month ago and nobody reads this stuff more than 12 hours after the fact, but … well, um, consider it? Maybe?

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Live: Wavves and Best Coast Thrash for Love

Nathan Williams shreds from the crowd. (Andrew Herrold)

The totally freaking awesome Wavves and Best Coast co-headlining tour hits Los Angeles tonight at the Music Box. I had the pleasure of trucking down to San Diego to cover the first night of the thing back in January. You should go to this. Really. Read why via Spin.

Also, hop over to LA Weekly to download a new, free Wavves song about how much the dude loves his TV. We didn’t dub him “King Skinny Shitster” for nathan. Er, nothin’. Put down the bong, Miley …

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Besto 2010: Flying Lotus and Wavves in the A.V. Club’s Top 25 LPs (Plus, Funny Ha Ha’s Faves)

Wavves and Flying Lotus come in at #s 15 and 22

We here at Funny Ha Ha are counting on 2011 reasons that this brand new year will be even better than the last, musically speaking, but it’s still fun to look back. The A.V. Club recently posted its Top 25 albums of the year and yours truly wrote on two greats hailing from (usually) sunny Southern California — Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma, and Wavves’ King of the Beach. Dig into the entire list here, and when you’re done, you can check out my full ballot (which contributed to the democratically derived rankings of the main list), including blurbs on Warpaint, Glasser and Tyler the Creator.

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Stupid Internet Tricks: Danzig vs. Kitty Litter, Ashes to Vinyl, Snooki vs. Best Coast, Antoine Dodson and Autotune the News Hit iTunes

When memes collide: Danzig has a gift for Keyboard Cat.

As somebody sage and genius-like once said, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of citizens of Teh Interwebs. LOL!” Well, here are some totally dumb things I wrote about for your entertainment.

  1. FEATURED: Danzig in a Danzig Shirt, Buying Cat Supplies*
  2. Dio Should’ve Done This: Convert Your Ashes to Vinyl (Really)
  3. Jersey Shore’s Snooki Tours w. Best Coast, Parties w. Wavves
  4. Antoine Dodson and Auto-Tune the News Sell ‘Bed Intruder’ Song

* “The Internet just rolled over and died. Cats, cult celebrity and narcissism all captured in a single itty bitty photograph.”

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

Feature: All Hail King Skinny Shitster, Wavves’ Nathan Williams (Also: He May Be Leaving Fat Possum Records, Definitely Digs Lil Wayne)

Wavves and Snacks the cat -- which one looks more together?

A little while back I had the hazy, kinda strange pleasure of interviewing Wavves’ Nathan Williams in the Los Angeles apartment he shares with girlfriend and Best Coast singer, Bethany Cosentino. What I discovered was the living embodiment of all that on-album ennui — a dude who probably hasn’t sat up straight  since … well, ever. But that may very well be to his music’s advantage, as Wavves’ new album, King of the Beach, is mighty high on my list of the best albums of 2010 so far.

Read the feature, All Hail King Skinny Shitster, over at L.A. Weekly (also in print this week). As a supplement to that, you can check out a few choice scraps from the cutting room floor on West Coast Sound, in the blog post, “Wavves May Leave Fat Possum Records, Wants to Meet Lil Wayne, Plays FYF Fest on Saturday,” whose title is also quite self-explanatory. Also: go to FYF Fest this weekend. You won’t be sorry.

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TOP POSTS: N.E.R.D. Still Sucks, New Wavves, Peanut Butter Wolf’s Faves, OK Go Loses to Muppets, Superhumanoids Rule

N.E.R.D. kick it with Clifford (so Team Jacob)

We’re finally, truly all caught up on two weeks of intense blogging for West Coast Sound. We’ve saved best for last — here’s the highlight reel expressly designed for your reading (and viewing, and listening) pleasure.

  1. FEATURED: Can Yeasayer Save N*E*R*D from Totally Sucking?*
  2. New Wavves Album, ‘King of the Beach,’ Streaming Now
  3. MP3: ‘Simple Severin,’ by Echo Park Pop Stars Superhumanoids
  4. Peanut Butter Wolf’s 5 Favorite Stones Throw LPs
  5. OK Go Loses Drummer to the Muppets in Staring Contest
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

* Can a Yeasayer RMX save the Virginia Beach-born, Hollywood-bred band from it’s nearly decade-long obsolescence? “Hot-N-Fun,” featuring Nelly Furtado, is neither of the things that its title suggests.

News Roundup: No Age, Sister Crayon, Tonalism, Free The Robots, Mishka, Host A Hoedown!

I’ve been neglectful. Terribly so. Below you’ll find some recent bloggins from the L.A. underground. Click on the links to get the full story, each of which hails from LA Weekly‘s growingly excellent West Coast Sound blog.

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Some old school Tonalism.

  1. No Age Debuts Songs On Daytrotter, Dean Reminisces
  2. Video Premiere: Sister Crayon’s “(in) Reverse”
  3. Dublab’s Ambient All-Nighter ‘Tonalism’ Headed To Portland
  4. MP3 Exclusive: Free The Robots, “Jupiter,” Forthcoming on Alpha Pup
  5. Mishka Opening To Feature A. Milonakis, Wavves, Best Coast [NSFW]
  6. Host An Indie-Folk Hoedown in Your Kitchen!

The Best of the Fest: No Age, Wavves, and Japanther + Ninjasonik Slay at L.A.’s FYF (MP3s)

Wow. That was intense. And incredible. Those who survived FYF Fest this weekend in L.A. should be easy enough to spot: dusty clothes, compulsive head-bobbing, bleeding ears. The LA Weekly‘s West Coast Sound blog has been posting some solid roundups of what went down in the Los Angeles State Historic Park, kicked off by yours truly with this entry.

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FYF through sunglasses (as most saw it)

LA Weekly’s guide to FYF Fest 2009: Parks And Inspiration w/ Avi Buffalo, Wavves, more

Check it out here. It’s hard to imagine this festival being anything less than incredible. You’ll find text from me on these two fellas:

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