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Eleven dollar bills


Waves, to me, is about true musicianship. It's about self-expression. The issue with today's music industry and modern rock music today is that both share a love for a watered down image, bland chord structures, mind-numbing lyrics and so on. This group manages to escape all of this with ease, only by being who they really are. In case you weren't already aware, Waves and their fans associate their sound as Indie Rock. Typically speaking, there are usually some "fillers" with most bands here and there, but Waves stays true and defines modern cutting edge rock music. The guitar work, though it may be what you'd expect from the genre, is brilliant. It's chord heavy and rhythm focused with an expectation to make the song itself better. The bass and drums really come together on this record. It's the brick and mortar of each track, as it should be, but actually, achieves those goals that every bassist and drummer set for themselves. To be "locked in" of course. The musicianship showcased here really comes together to showcase the vocals. The lyrics are vastly different than what one could expect and is male fronted. Overall, I'm very surprised how well this single flowed from verse to chorus. It's almost as if a producer spent hours listening for several hours trying to pinpoint how the track should be laid out. In some magical form though, it came to be very organically. Hats off to you, Eleven Dollar Bills. Well done.