Yeah. It’s the new buzz term. Any band you may have heard for the last three or so months has probably been called “chillwave”. Based on the description of said genre, a large amount of bands you may have liked for the last 5+ years may also may now be looped into the descriptor of “chillwave”. Nothing is beyond it’s grasp. Do you like Ariel Pink? Best Coast? Panda Bear? Boards of Canada? Beach House? m83? The Avalanches? Deerhunter? Broken Social Scene? Fennesz? Well my friend… you like chillwave.
“Wait,” you say, “all those bands existed years BEFORE this newfangled term.”
Yes, but all of that is irrelevant now. The wave is upon us.
I’m writing a few little posts about it, the first one is up now.
- The strange origination of Chillwave
- The bands of Chillwave
- The aesthetic of Chillwave