Wavves Tackle Weezer’s ‘You Gave Your Love to Me Softly’
Holy split! Weezer are linking up with Wavves for a limited-edition 7", due out later this year on Nathan Williams' Ghost Ramp label. The release is comprised of a new Weezer song, “Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter,” backed with Wavves' cover of “You Gave Your Love to Me Softly,” the Pinkerton B-side featured on the Angus soundtrack. (Nick Gazin's artwork marks another nod to Weezer's classic sophomore effort, which celebrates its 20th anniversary later this month.)
Today, we're happy to unveil Wavves' scuzzy spin on "You Gave Your Love to Me Softly." The song's tinny roar comes as no surprise, given Williams et al.'s proclivity towards lo-fi production — but aside from that sonic adjustment, it's basically a faithful rendition of one of Weezer's punkiest (and most underrated) — gems. But don't take my word for it — hear both versions below, accompanied by artwork and track listing for the forthcoming 7". Pre-order the split here, but be warned—copies are going fast.
Weezer (White Album) is out now via Crush Music. Last year, Wavves released the V LP.
WEEZER/WAVVES, SPLIT TRACK LIST
1. Weezer: "Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter”
2. Wavves: "You Gave Your Love to Me Softly" (Weezer Cover)