Somerville-based lo-fi garage pop project Wakes have been busy so far in 2014, releasing full-length album Feral Youth on Shape Records in June and entertaining us wildly with covers of everyone from Grimes to Bruce Springsteen. But Wakes ringleader Tim Oxton is back today with a brand new original track, “Gonzo,” and it’s got that flickering, washed-out loner-rock vibe we’ve come to expect from the very tall songwriter.
And similarly, “Gonzo” touches on some introspective issues.
“It’s about my fear of growing old, becoming irrelevant, and being forgotten,” Oxton says of “Gonzo,” which premiered earlier today on Allston Pudding. “I’m pretty proud of this one and I hope you like it.”
Well, we do.
Listen to “Gonzo” below, and catch Wakes live and in action August 20 at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge with Bent Shapes, Littlefoot, and Ian. Gaze at the flyer after the music sounds.