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Day Wave Premieres Dreamy Debut EP, Headcase

Keep the weekend vibes going with this sun-faded, lo-fi indie-rock out of Oakland.

July 13, 2015

Oakland-based Day Wave's debut EP Headcase, streaming exclusively on The FADER today ahead of its official release on July 17, is a promising five-song collection of sun-faded, lo-fi indie rock. It sounds dreamy, but a close listen reveals melancholic streaks and relatable lyrics. Opening track "Nothing At All," for example, finds Jackson Phillips wondering: I'm not a kid anymore, I wake up at one/ So what am I good for, besides trying to have fun?.

"In the fall of last year, I moved into a house in Oakland with the idea of starting a new musical project," said Phillips, via an email to The FADER. "I wanted to do something guitar-based, but I didn't play guitar. So I bought a telecaster and learned to play along the way. After experimenting with recording through different tape decks (and listening to a lot of Joy Division), I started to find the sound that would eventually become Day Wave."

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Headcase arrives July 17, and you can cop your download early here now. Scroll down for Day Wave's North American tour dates.

Upcoming North American tour dates:

8/4/15 San Francisco, CA @ Phoenix Hotel
8/8/15 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar – Outside Lands Aftershow
8/19/15 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
9/15/15 Seattle, WA @ Neptune *
9/17/15 Vancouver, Canada @ Imperial *
9/19/15 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
9/21/15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
9/23/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock *
9/24/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar *
* supporting Blonde Redhead
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Day Wave Premieres Dreamy Debut EP, Headcase