Saturday, May 25, 2019

The black leather intoxicated rock sound of Animal Waves' "Lately So Lonely" pushes hard memories

Animal Waves' track Lately So Lonely is from the onset a trippy rock affair. The intro pushes avant garde art rock buttons instantly and then it falls head first into such a dense rock club sound. That kind of post punk, art rock motif with a heavy metal / grunge heart. Over modulated dissonance and black leather intoxicated vocal sound with a glam heart somewhere between T-Rex and Queens Of The Stone Age. For me it feels like a 1989 smoke filled night at The Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood... old times. 

Animal Waves, now based out of Los Angeles are Robert Davis (Guitar, Vox), Charles Salvaggio (Bass) and Matt Zavorski (Drums).

Robb Donker

Animal Waves was born out of the creative collaboration of Robert Davis and Nathaniel Cox. Hailing from Carbondale, IL, Robert had the blues and rock & roll being hurled at his ears from an early age.  The moment a guitar landed in his hands he was immediately hooked and never looked back.  Though his guitar has done the singing for most of his musical journey, including opportunities to play/ record with heroes like Slash and an energetic stint with Lauryn Hill, Robert felt the urge to have his voice heard.  Teaming up with longtime friend and writing partner Nathaniel Cox, together they crafted a batch of fuzzed out, straight ahead rock tunes that have something to say about the state of affairs of the people "without forgetting how to party".

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