“You’re such a drag on everyone, you’re such a burned out zombie…”
He may have his fair share of detractors, but I’ve been a fan of Nathan Williams – aka Wavves – for awhile now. He’s unpretentious, he’s a total dude on Twitter and he makes super-fun jangle-pop – with a fresh batch, the Life Sux EP, released just the other day. This is the first track from it, and I honestly think that out of all of the attempts Williams has made at intentionally tacky/kitschy videos, this one is probably his best yet.
I don’t want to spoil exactly how this video goes down, because believe me when I tell you that this is a clip that needs to be seen to be believed. What I’m going to do is give you some keywords. Williams playing a pretty serious game of Monopoly with the other half of Wavves, Stephen Pope. Cigars, weed, beer, fake money, cops, treasure chest, water. How the fuck do all of those link up? Hell, even I’m not so sure. What I can guarantee, however, is that you’ll definitely want to scroll down just a little bit and find out exactly what the hell is going through Wavves’ head. Definitely one of the most fun clips of the year.