Watch Holy Wave’s tour documentary out today on CLRVYNT
‘Seed in My Ear: Holy Wave on Tour’ by filmmakers Willi Patton and Rachel Kichler
Check out Holy Wave on their US Tour, dates below
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Originally formed in El Paso, Texas, Holy Wave carefully combines fluid forms of sacred surf sounds, droning riffs, and group vocals that haunt and harmonize in equal measure. Today on CLRVYNT, watch filmmakers Willi Patton and Rachel Kichler’s documentary ‘Seed in My Ear: Holy Wave on Tour’.
Touted by ANON Magazine as “one of the hardest working bands around,” El Paso natives Holy Wave have become one of Austin’s best known independent bands. Willi Patton and Rachel Kichler’s ‘Seed in My Ear: Holy Wave on Tour‘ is a celebration of the scrappy quintet’s continued diligence and ever-evolving sound, told through a collage of tour antics, musings on life off/on the road, the diverse landscape of cross country and European tour travel, and above all, live performance. Check out three previously unreleased tracks, including “Habibi,” “How Was I Supposed to Know,” and “Buddhist Pete.”
Recently, the band made the move to Austin and released Knife Hits, The Evil Has Landed, and Evil Hits, a compilation featuring select tracks from the band’s prior output, and the band’s first release onThe Reverberation Appreciation Society. The band’s second LP, Relax, was released in 2014 and saw the band expanding both their sound and their membership, recording for the first time as a five-piece. The band followed up Relax with Evil Hits Part II, a collection of B-sides and demos, released as a limited edition 10″ EP.
Holy Wave returned with their 3rd studio LP, Freaks Of Nurture, released via The Reverberation Appreciation Society on March 11, 2016.
Holy Wave has toured extensively around the states and internationally, including support for GOAT and Psychic Ills, and festival appearances at SXSW, CMJ, Incubate, and every year at LEVITATION (formerly Austin Psych Fest) since 2011, including the upcoming 2016 edition.
“They’ve got the far-off, dreamy vocal wash of the shoegazers, but their guitars and hooks are anything but subtle, invoking the tone of early Kinks or Nuggets acts on ‘Psychological Thriller’.” – Pitchfork
“Low key and heavily reverbed throughout, their third album Freaks of Nurture is an intimate piece of pastoral psychedelia which replaces oddball freak-outs with gorgeous melody.” – Line of Best Fit
“On their third studio album, Freaks Of Nurture, the band combines elements of psych, Nuggets-era garage pop, and surf rock before slathering the whole package in the requisite coat of reverb.” – Consequence of Sound
“It’s a garage-rock lover’s garage-rock album, unabashedly embracing of Zombies-like slacker psalms and clunky guitar manipulations.” – Paste
11/16 – New York, NY – Shea Stadium
11/17 – Boston, MA – Middle East
11/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Goldilocks Gallery
11/19 – Raleigh, NC – Ruby Deluxe
11/20 – Asheville, NC – Mothlight
11/21 – Atlanta, GA – 529
11/22 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
11/23 – Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
11/26 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
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