Jackson Phillips is dropping his debut album as Day Wave, The Days We Had, in May, but damn if he isn’t more polished than a first outing would suggest.
“Something Here,” the second single (after the melodically sedated “Wasting Time”) rushes forward with the sort-of hope that could only come from a “rookie” while tempering that blind faith with some lived-in logic. Even with a heavy head, Phillips insists “There’s something here” as some War on Drugs-inspired guitars whoosh past him. It’s just lovely to listen to and a wonderful sign of things to come.
You can listen to “Something Here” now via Spotify. The song premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. Check out Paste’s Best of What’s Next write-up on Day Wave here, see where he landed on our list of 2016’s best new artists here, and find Paste Cloud audio from his 2016 Daytrotter session, plus The Days We Had’s tracklist and album art, below.
Phillips has also announced a headlining tour in support of his new album. Find those dates below, as well.
The Days We Had Tracklist:
01. Something Here
06. On Your Side
07. Bring You Down
08. Wasting Time
11. I’m Still Here
The Days We Had Album Art:
Day Wave Tour Dates:
01 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
02 – Seattle, Wash. @ Barboza
03 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Biltmore
05 – Calgary, Alberta @ Hi-Fi Club
07 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
08 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
10 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern
11 – Montreal, Quebec @ Le Ritz
12 – Boston, Mass. @ Sinclair
15 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
16 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Foundry
17 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
19 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
20 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Off Broadway
21 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Riot Room
23 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
24 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge
27 – San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah
28 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey
29 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ SOhO Music Club