Posts Tagged ‘Day Wave’

February 2, 2018

This next one involves so many artists we love that it’ll probably take a moment for it all to sink in, as it did us. Los Angeles based musician Launder, aka John Cudlip, is preparing to release his first EP Pink Cloud this March. New single Fade is a dream of a collaboration involving Oakland’s Day Wave (Jackson Phillips) on production duty, as well as DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith on guitars and French actress/musician Soko on vocals! Yep, like I said, let that sink in for a moment. Launder’s Fade is a swathe of nostalgic synths and sun-kissed guitar pop. Its hazy, gauzy post-punk and surf pop aura, notably very DIIV-like, is perfectly melted into Day Wave’s dreamy shimmering indie pop, while Soko lends wispy charming backup vocals to the track. You can purchase the track and pre-order Launder’s debut EP via Bandcamp, here.

April 19, 2017

In just over two weeks, Day Wave’s debut full length The Days We Had will arrive from Harvest Records. We’re counting down the days with endless zeal. We’re more than ready for a whole album of Jackson Phillips’ dreamy jangling, gauzy inebriating guitar pop. The Oakland based artist provides us yet another fine preview off The Days We Had by presenting us with an upbeat surf rock and melodious dream pop piece named Promises. This one’s peppy beats drive straight into my heart, sliding in right next to that permanent spot in its chambers dedicated to The Drums. If you haven’t ordered The Days We Had yet, you have another chance to, here.

March 4, 2017

Two months, that’s how much longer we still have to wait for Day Wave’s highly anticipated debut album, The Days We Had. Though the wait has been excruciating, the timing can’t be any better. Jackson Phillips’ dreamy nostalgic surf rock and guitar pop is the perfect soundtrack to our impending summer. I can’t wait to hit the beach and recline under the sun to songs like this new taster, Untitled. In fact, I feel like I’m there right now as I sway to Jackson’s gently wafting voice. It hovers in the midst of Untitled’s hazy jangles, which warmly caress the heart and gingerly confuse the mind… Past and future become one entangled mass. Are memories of last summer haunting us or are we being assaulted by a deep longing for a perfect summer that may never come? The Days We Had is due to arrive on May 5th via Harvest Records. Pre-order from digital outlets, here.

February 6, 2017

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February 3, 2017

Day Wave, the indie project created by Oakland’s Jackson Phillips, has become one of the beloved shining stars of the Bay over the course of the two or so years we’ve been zealously covering his music. We’ve been waiting for news of a debut album for a very long time, and the May 5th arrival of The Days We Had gives us much cause for celebration. Day Wave boosts that jubilation with a new taste from the forthcoming full length, a gusty chugging, hearty shimmering second single named Something Here. Though Something Here is one of Jackson Phillips’ more uptempo bopping offerings, there’s still an unmistakable wistful dreaminess to the gauzy nostalgic piece. Day Wave’s forthcoming full length is described as a “euphoric collection of 11 beautifully crafted songs, which perfectly demonstrate multi-instrumentalist Jackson’s innate sonic understanding.” I expect The Days We Had to be blissful and sublime from start to finish.

November 8, 2016

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November 5, 2016

If you’re a Bay Area resident, it would behoove you to head on over to the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco tonight, where Oakland’s own Day Wave is going to be headlining Popscene Presents. In fact, your ears will appreciate that decision greatly, if not your heart and your soul, too. It most certainly wouldn’t be a waste of your time, even though Jackson Phillips’ latest jangling nostalgic gem is named Wasting Time. Jackson douses us with more of that sublimely languorous blend of dreamy guitar pop and chillwave-y surf rock that we’ve come to fall in love with over and over again when it comes to Day Wave. I could seriously lounge leisurely all day long to Day Wave’s songs, and it would be divine. 

February 17, 2016

Oakland’s Day Wave is back at it again, wooing hearts and exuding warm California nostalgia with his intoxicating mosaic of surf rock, shoegaze, and dream pop on new song Stuck. Melancholy becomes a euphoric experience on Jackson Phillips’ washed out, dreamy tune, which premiered on Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s World Record earlier today. Stuck is the latest taste from Day Wave’s forthcoming sophomore EP, Hard To Read, out March 4th on Grand Jury. In the following month, Day Wave will be playing Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco as well as making his SXSW debut next month. I’m hoping I’ll be able to catch him both here at home and out in Austin.

January 19, 2016

Day Wave is without a doubt one of the best new talents to have emerged from the Bay. Hailing from the lovely town of Oakland, Jackson Phillips has won endless hearts over with his gorgeously sparkling, dreamily nostalgic music. Having just announced a second EP titled Hard To Read, Day Wave reveals its first sun soaked lo-fi guitar pop and surf rock single, a sublime song named Gone. Day Wave has the ability to take me on a drifting journey aglow with ethereal warmth and brimming with bittersweet emotion. Gone is no exception. His new EP will be out March 4th via Grand Jury. I can only hope that this will all lead to a blissful full length somewhere not too far down the road. Pre-order Hard To Read on iTunes

December 11, 2015

I’m really excited right now, because in a few short hours, I’m going to make my way over to Mezzanine in San Francisco for Live 105′s Club NSSN showcase, and Day Wave is one of three acts performing tonight (alongside Saint Motel and The Wombats). Having fallen in love with Day Wave’s nostalgic, wistful surf rock music for some time now, it’s going to be cathartic to finally catch the fast rising Oakland talent live. Day Wave’s music video for Come Home Now comes at just the right moment, allowing us a dreamy re-visit with the bleached out, bittersweet jangler. Its video is fittingly lo-fi and hazy. Come Home Now is available now on iTunes. This lucky duck is probably going to be hearing this performed live later tonight.