One-man indie band, Day Wave aka Jackson Phillips has announced his new EP ‘Crush’ out April 24 via [PIAS] Recordings and shared the second single/video Potions. The new song showcases mesmerizing arrangements that have long been a trademark of the Day Wave sound. Watch the video for Potions via YouTube below.
Potions smart link: https://ffm.to/potions
‘Crush’ reveals a newfound vocal dynamism from Phillips, whose steady growth as a performer lends an understated weight to EP’s emotional soul searching. Written and recorded after an extended break from the Day Wave world during which Phillips performed and recorded with Pete Yorn and Jai Wolf, the new collection finds Phillips reconnecting with his sonic roots as he grapples with questions of identity and purpose, fate and independence, memory and nostalgia. The four songs are built on a structural simplicity that belies their considerable emotional depth, and the arrangements are lo-fi and dreamy to match, conveying a mesmerizing intimacy that hints at everything from Guided By Voices and New Order to The Smiths and Pavement. Phillips produced, mixed, and mastered the entire EP himself in his new homebase of Los Angeles, and the end result is a raw, unfiltered look in the mirror from an artist determined to share his evolution in all its beautiful, bittersweet truth.
‘Crush’ will be out on a limited 12” for Record Store Day on June 20th. Due to COVID-19 Day Wave’s New York show at Elsewhere and LA show at The Echo have been postponed until further notice.
Phillips explains, “I was really just trying to make sense of things for myself with this EP. It’s easy to feel isolated, like your thoughts don’t matter or that you’ll never be good enough, but writing these songs was my way of trying to rid myself of those toxic ideas and open myself up to a better way of living. It was my way of trying to figure out who I really was.”
Since Day Wave’s 2017 debut, ‘The Days We Had,’ Phillips has garnered attention from tastemaker outlets. Vice praised the music as fitting “snugly in between heavy dream pop and jangly indie rock” and Billboard called it “sweetly melodic…the stuff John Hughes characters would have swooned over.” Day Wave performed world wide headlining sold out shows and shared stages with the likes of The Shins and Spoon in addition to landing festival slots from Lollapalooza to Governor’s Ball.
1. Starting Again
‘Crush’ EP smart link: https://ffm.to/daywavecrush
For more information on Day Wave, visit daywavemusic.com.