Rival Waves is a rock band from Austin, Texas. The band fuses anthemic choruses with a relentlessly frenetic punk rock intensity. Its unique aesthetic marries the musical snarl of The Police’s early years, the politically-charged lyricism of Pearl Jam and REM, and the distortion-soaked, indie sensibilities of Best Coast and Cloud Nothings. The group’s cathartically-intense sound combines with topical lyrics to bridge an emotional connection between art and audience.
In late 2019, Rival Waves teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith (Jet, …Trail of Dead, Gary Clark Jr.) to record its debut LP, A Meaningless Chaos. The resulting album fuses a pure sound with the electricity and unhinged beauty of a live music experience that has become a trademark for Rival Waves. A Meaningless Chaos is slated for a Spring 2022 release. Pre-orders are available now, as either a 11-track digital album or as a 14-track Deluxe double vinyl LP.