Priest + Drugs + Hookers = ???
Wavves started in 2008 as the recording project of Nathan Williams. Wavves released several 7"s as well as a cassette leading up to the first two releases,Wavves (Woodsist) and Wavvves (Fat Possum/Bella Union). After gaining recognition, Ryan Ulsh was enlisted as a touring drummer and Wavves embarked on their first US and European tours. Wavves released their self-titled debut album in 2008, subsequently drawing the attention of Pitchfork Media.At the time, the band consisted of guitarist Nathan Williams and drummer Ryan Ulsh.
Singer Nathan Williams experienced a 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. When Ulsh quit the band, Zach Hill fromHella replaced him as the drummer for Wavves for a brief time. Two members formerly of the late Jay Reatard's band, drummer Billy Hayes and bassist Stephen Pope, joined Wavves in November 2009. Williams also reported that an album featuring Zach Hill on drums was to be expected towards the end of 2010 along with a possible EP featuring Hayes and Pope.
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Take: The hypocrisy of Superstition, Inc. The utter craziness of celibacy. Especially as it leads to "harder stuff" like narcotics & hookers.
A priest figure with a double life does drugs and brings two young women to a sleazy hotel
Director: BLACK // DOCTOR (CHRIS BLACK + MISTERDOCTOR)
(@theblack // @MISTERDOCTOR)
DP: Evan Scott
1st AC: Frank Mobilo
2nd AC: Taylor Miller
Actors: Steven Bartlett, Olivia Bellafontaine, Sekoia Grant, Teremy Jackson
PA: Naela Durrani
Make-up: Gabriella Sidow
Editor: Terry Huynh