Holy Wave / Freaks Of Nurture
Album:Freaks Of Nurture Collection:General
Artist:Holy Wave Added:Mar 2016
Label:Reverberation Appreciation Society 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-04-25 Pull Date:2016-06-26 
Week Ending:Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12Jun 5May 29May 22May 15May 8

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 08, 2017:Magnetized Summer (Late Night Session 2)
Western Playland
4.Jun 25, 2016:Music Casserole
Western Playland
2.Jul 15, 2016:Kick Out The Blues
She Put A Seed In My Ear
5.Jun 17, 2016:Kick Out The Blues
She Put A Seed In My Ear
3.Jun 30, 2016:In The Year 1000, 8000: Summer School (Session 1-16)
Western Playland
6.Jun 15, 2016:Kick Out The Blues
She Put A Seed In My Ear

Album Review
DJ Aporia
Reviewed 2016-04-24 
A hazy, blush pink sonic dream for fans of '90s psych and swirling guitar tones. Holy Wave are a band from El Paso, Texas whose music fluidly combines surf rock sensibilities with ambling psychedelic guitars and layers of reverb. Freaks of Nurture unfolds warmly in a consistently lush, golden, sprawling psych rock journey. It was released on Reverberation Appreciation Society, a label that curates Levitation Fest in Austin. Holy Wave play Levitation this year and I very much see how their sound fits the festival.

RIYL Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Holydrug Couple, Melody's Echo Chamber, Tame Impala 'Innerspeaker'
Favorites: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

1. (5:22) *She Put a Seed in my Ear—Mid-tempo. Direct, bright, round guitar tone. Plodding and patient. Sunny riffing and whistling synths at times. Urgent in its final minute.
2. (3:25) **Wendy Go Round—More uptempo with some less mellow guitar parts. Swirling guitars and organ riffs.
3. (5:09) **Western Playland—Whispery vocals about forbidden love. Vocals become gradually obscured by guitars and reverb. Gorgeously crescendoing, chiming guitar solos every so often. “I’ve been kicked out by doo-wop sisters." Bass gets crunchy at 3:25. 2:48 until the end is a sprawling, subdued psych jam. Love.
4. (2:27) You Should Lie—Uptempo and noisy yet retains those classic psychedelic synth sounds. RIYL Joanna Gruesome
5. (5:39) ***California Took My Bobby Away—Intro reminds me of early Tamaryn. Gazey, heavy, celestial. Slowly unfolds in melancholic waves of reverb. A Brian Eno take on dreamy psychedelic shoegaze.
6. (5:42) ***Air Wolf—Motorik beat featuring lots of reverb. Steadily picks up in tempo. Last 1.5 minutes are an epic feedback-drenched breakdown.
7. (5:29) Our Pigs—Upbeat, more twee melody.
8. (4:59) Sir Isaac Nukem—Violet synths and crashing metallic guitars. Brief noise breakdown towards the end before returning to the original melody.
9. (2:34) Magic Landing—Dark and churning. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club vibes + a vaguely darkwave background repeating guitar line.
10. (3:33) Minstrel's Gallop—More of what the first half of the album sounds like. Cool phaser effects at 2:15. Solid, if unadventurous, closer.

Track Listing
1.She Put A Seed In My Ear 6.Airwolf
2.Wendy Go Round 7.Our Pigs
3.Western Playland 8.Sir Isaac Nukem
4.You Should Lie 9.Magic Landing
5.California Took My Bobby Away 10.Minstrel's Gallop