The fuzzy, SoCal rockers Wavves are like a kick in the teeth by a moody teenager. Lead singer, Nathan Williams and his San Diego lo-fi crew are alive and well on the forthcoming split 7-inch they have coming out with Weezer. For their part, Rivers Cuomo & co. offer up a previously unreleased cut “Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter”. Meanwhile, Wavves cover “You Gave Your Love To Me Softly”, Weezer’s “El Scorcho” B-side which most recently appeared on a deluxe reissue of Pinkerton.
Less than a week after announcing the project, Wavves have let loose their contribution. A rather on-the-money rendition of the original, it sees Wavves hurtling through two minutes of reverb-slathered power chords and smashing drums without so much as a flinch.
Listen to the track below.