Wavves are a Lo-fi/punk band based in San Diego, California. They released their self-titled debut LP in 2008 and drew the attention of Pitchfork Media. They are currently signed to Fat Possum Records and released their second full-length album, Wavvves, on February 3, 2009.
Singer Nathan Williams experienced public breakdown as the band was unable to complete their set at the 2009 Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival. Williams, who admitted he'd taken a cocktail of ecstasy and Valium, fought with drummer Ryan Ulsh and insulted the Spanish crowd, who then pelted him with bottles and a shoe. Apologizing for their performance, Williams admitted the next day that he was addicted to alcohol. As a result, the band canceled the remainder of their European tour. Zach Hill, for the interim, from Hella replaced Ryan Ulsh as the drummer for Wavves. Two members formerly of Jay Reatard, Billy Hayes (Drums) and Stephen Pope (Bass), joined Wavves in November 2009. Content: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavves