San Diego’s best kept secret, Apes of Wrath, just made it even harder for you to find them by changing their name to New Mexico. No matter. They still make the most exciting music in town that fails to penetrate outside of our humble borders. Who knows, maybe Wavves will start a revolution that starts everyone clamoring for all things San Diego: carne asada burritos, flip flops, and little trios like New Mexico. These guys seem to write a slew of new songs, each more kick-ass than the last, every single time they play a show. Don’t get excited about hearing “Epic Lover” because here comes “Case Closed”, and “Ramses”, from way back in 2007, is but a hazy, distant memory. And you thought Apple was bad with the planned obsolescence. Get it while you can: here’s the new video for “Motion Sickness”.
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