Members of Holy Wave: (From Top Center, Clockwise: Julian Ruiz, Joey Cook, Ryan Fuson, Dustin Zozaya, & Kyle Hager)
Photos: Sarah Lim; Words: Deborah White
OK, Disclaimer: first things first. I was not always a fan of Holy Wave. Looking at the “me of four years ago,” who only wanted to “rage to punk bands,” I wasn’t ready for the psych thing. When I took a bong rip and a step back, I re-listened to them, and finally realized they had something special going on.
Their show energy builds a slow rage; At one of their recent tour kickoffs I watched as girls around me sang, danced, and jumped up and down to all the words - And I was just as mesmerized as they were. Holy Wave’s tunes are both simple and intelligent. Organ and guitars dancing around the steady beat, the bass being the backbone. They’re music is beautiful, like wine stained noodles, stretching to the sun and flowing in the wind. So… we asked them about touring, girls, puking and just why are they so dreamy?
Turn that shit off.
There’s a Starman …inside each of us.