Dead Waves is the psychedelic noise project of Queens based, multi-instrumentalist Teddy Panopoulos his brother guitarist Nick Panopoulos and drummer Jordan Fogle. Described as transcendental post-punk, the sibling team behind Dead Waves’ unique sound draws its inspiration from British industrial bands like Cabaret Voltaire and Zos Kia all the way to Arthur Russell and The Ramones.
Interestingly enough, Dead Waves began as a blown-out post-hardcore duo with a pop-sensibility, their first two releases (Kill the Youth EP and Take Me Away) reminiscent of early Pixies and Guided by Voices. However, with Panopoulos at the helm of the band’s musical evolution, Dead Waves has developed into experimental pallets of psych and industrial noise.
However peripheral their style has become over the years, having steered away from the “rock ’n’ roll” feel of their first two releases, Dead Waves retain a refined focus even as their songs began to depart from traditional song structures, starting with 2014’s Oracles of the Grave/Promise.
Their latest release from Dead Waves is the, eight-track LP, titled Living Inside, streaming via Bandcamp and available for purchase starting June 1, 2016.