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Wavves

Today’s hippest music sounds as if it was recorded on a wax cylinder and then run through a cheese grater. Conventional wisdom has it that media darlings such as the Vivian Girls, Times New Viking and Wavves are just aping the early-90s lo-fi movement that saw the likes of Sebadoh and Guided By Voices snubbing corporate slickness by recording cheaply. But the new lo-fi sound embraces, rather than dismisses, advances in technology, and its growing popularity reflects a change in the way we listen to music.