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~Waves~

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
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"Branimir Lokner (Belgrade, Serbia) review of ~WAVES~ Crashing on Face"

Out of Somerville/Brighton comes a band formed by key person, songwriter Ben Garrett. Waves are consists of five members, but also a several persons a group has included in its debut as a musicians. " Crashing On Face" is untipical product, where we can find a varieties of ideas, soundscapes, atmospheres, moods and emotionals. A songs posses a different approach, and judging by stylish options, there are a themes with west-coast style, a songs with dreamy pop pastiche, some alt. country reflections, as same as alt. reggae exdperimentations.
But album in general has sounded as a coherent part, and potential listener can enjoy in complete group's offering. " Crushing On Face" isn't a album for usual genre's freaks, but Garrett as a author has showed some potentials....

Rating : 7.5 / 10
- Blokner Reviews


"Jonathan Perry (Boston Globe) review of The ~WAVES~ Crashing on Face"

~WAVES~ singer-songwriter Ben Garrett is a scientist by day, so he’s no stranger to combining compounds. Maybe that’s why this Somerville/Brighton band’s debut feels like the aural equivalent of a bubbling beaker of influences, ranging from lush, West Coast-style pop (“Summer Ride’’), to drowsy, Pink Floyd-esque daydreaming (“Lost’’), to rambling alt-country (“One-Armed Man’’) to, hacky sack-friendly, jam-band reggae (“Front Lawn’’). Or perhaps we can chalk up the vibe to the time various band members logged covering Floyd and Marley tunes, and honing their live chops by running through three decades’ worth of pop-rock hits. Not the hippest path to indie-rock glory, maybe, but it pays off here for Waves. The quintet, augmented here by a swirling, soft-focus array of acoustic stringed instruments, delivers a gently expansive disc that showcases both its omnivorous musical reach and love of honest-to-goodness guitar solos. Meanwhile, trace elements of the Thrills, Beachwood Sparks, and Beck’s “Sea Change’’ period (“So Low’’) burble and stream like chemical currents, not so much crashing as rippling. - The Boston Globe


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Crashing on Face (2010)

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"~WAVES~ singer-songwriter Ben Garrett is a scientist by day, so he’s no stranger to combining compounds. Maybe that’s why this Somerville/Brighton band’s debut feels like the aural equivalent of a bubbling beaker of influences, ranging from lush, West Coast-style pop (“Summer Ride’’), to drowsy, Pink Floyd-esque daydreaming (“Lost’’), to rambling alt-country (“One-Armed Man’’) to, hacky sack-friendly, jam-band reggae (“Front Lawn’’). Or perhaps we can chalk up the vibe to the time various band members logged covering Floyd and Marley tunes, and honing their live chops by running through three decades’ worth of pop-rock hits. Not the hippest path to indie-rock glory, maybe, but it pays off here for Waves. The quintet, augmented here by a swirling, soft-focus array of acoustic stringed instruments, delivers a gently expansive disc that showcases both its omnivorous musical reach and love of honest-to-goodness guitar solos. Meanwhile, trace elements of the Thrills, Beachwood Sparks, and Beck’s “Sea Change’’ period (“So Low’’) burble and stream like chemical currents, not so much crashing as rippling."
-Jonathan Perry, The Boston Globe

Band Formed: 2007
Colleges played: Norwich University, Brandeis University
Recent Boston venues: The Middle East, Church, Precinct
Festivals: Hempstock (Starks, ME), Barnbash

Contact:
wavescrashingonface@gmail.com