San Diego noise-pop outfit Wavves told Spin about collaborating with the Rilo Kiley frontwoman on the title track to their upcoming fourth album, Afraid of Heights. "I'm still a little starstruck when I see her, because I went through a Saddle Creek phase when I was 15," bassist Stephen Pope said about working with Lewis. "She also brought us cookies. Weed cookies." How thoughtful! Let's just hope she brought enough to share with the whole class.
The lo-fi surf punks also talked about their aborted attempt to find an above-average Korn kover band for their opening act. "When we were asked to think about who'd we want to see [on tour], we spent most of our time looking up Korn cover bands," singer Nathan Williams said. "So for two months Stephen and I tried to find a good-but-not-great Korn cover band that would go on tour with us for a few hundred bucks a night. But to no avail. It would have been awesome."
Ummm…. Why doesn't Wavves just open for the real Korn? That's a lineup that would please neither fanbase, but watching disgruntled Korn fans endure Wavves (and vice-versa) would make for priceless crowd shots.