Holy Wave Freaks Of Nature on LP + Download
Holy Wave is a band of multi-instrumentalists from Austin, TX. The band's sound has evolved into a unique blend of sun baked surf-psychedelia. Holy Wave creates a brand of psych that brings to mind fellow Texans like The 13th Floor Elevators and modern contemporaries like The Black Angels and Night Beats, dyed in carefully constructed noise with an attention to detail echoing the work of shoegaze influences like My Bloody Valentine and Spectrum.
After making a name for themselves on the Austin scene (and becoming regular guests at the annual Austin Psych Fest), they released their first LP in 2011, Knife Hits. In 2012, Holy Wave released an EP, The Evil Has Landed, and these first two releases were paired up on a 2013 collection called Evil Hits. In early 2014, Holy Wave issued their second proper album, simply titled Relax and will return in March of 2016 with their highly anticipated third full-length Freaks Of Nature.
Recorded at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, TX by Erik Wofford (Explosions In The Sky, The Black Angels, My Morning Jacket), Freaks Of Nurture collects the band’s best work to date. The album further defines Holy Wave's carefully crafted sound, combining fluid forms of sacred surf sounds, droning riffs, and group vocals that haunt and harmonize in equal measure.