July 23, 2013


Garage Rock-a-palooza: Wavves Tour With King Tuff, Jacuzzi Boys

It doesn't get much better than this for fans of beer-sloshing, raucous and lo-fi garage rock: Wavves just unveiled a fall tour with two of the genre's hottest newcomers, Vermont's King Tuff and Miami's Jacuzzi Boys, and frontman Nathan Williams and Co. made the announcement via in-flight video of their recent skydive. Whoa. Watch above and check out the full tour dates below.

Wavves released Afraid of Heights, their fourth studio album and major label debut, back in March and it debuted at No. 81 on the Billboard 200 chart. Not familiar with King Tuff or Jacuzzi Boys? Brattleboro, VT's garage-psych rocker Kyle Thomas, aka King Tuff, found indie mainstream success with his 2012 self-titled debut on Sub Pop, eventually hitting No. 21 on Billboard's Heatseeker Albums chart. Check out LP gem, the catchy-as-hell punk-pop rocker "Alone & Stoned," below.

Miami's Jacuzzi Boys broke out with their last album, Glazin', scoring fans in fellow Floridian rocker Iggy Pop and even Jack White, who invited the band to record a live vinyl release at his Third Man Records HQ in Nashville. The trio release their next album, Jacuzzi Boys, via Sub Pop offshoot Hardly Art on September 10. Listen to its single "Double Vision" below.

Wavves tour dates:

9/23, Denver, CO (Bluebird Theater)
9/24, Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theatre)
9/26, Oklahoma City, OK (Conservatory)
9/28, Chicago, IL (Park West) *^
9/29, Toronto, Ontario (Opera House) *^
10/02, Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church) *^
10/03, New York, NY (Irving Plaza) *^
10/05, Washington, DC (Black Cat) *^
10/07, Carrboro, NC (Cat's Cradle) *^
10/08, Atlanta, GA (Masquerade) *^
10/11, Dallas, TX (Prophet Bar) *^
10/14, Orange County, CA (The Observatory) *^
10/15, Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex) *^
10/18, Vancouver, British Columbia (Commodore Ballroom) *

* with Jacuzzi Boys
^ with King Tuff