“People always say don’t be so blunt,” sings Jackson Phillips aka Oakland solo artist Day Wave on his new single, ‘Come Home Now’. The track is the antithesis to anything curt, though; a soft, swooning mix of jangly guitars, gentle “woo-hoo-hoo“s and lo-fi, sun-bleached production. It’s sweet and serene – the perfect soundtrack for beach-lounging and laidback summer evenings – but also full of longing. “She said darling, come home now/’Cos you’ve been away too long,” opens the aching chorus.
Day Wave’s single also marks the first release on House Arrest, the new singles label from the people behind Hate Hate Hate’s flawless roster featuring Fat White Family and The Wytches. ‘Come Home Now’ is released on November 6, and will be available as a limited run of 500 seven-inch singles – 350 on black vinyl and 150 on bone white.