HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! よいおとしを!!!

ROPE 8pm - 4am
415 Myrtle Ave
(between Vanderbilt Ave & Clinton Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

ATTACK.WAV DJ 10PMstart until--?
NO COVER • 21+
pickle backs • beer & shot specials ALL NIGHT • drink specials
Free Champagne <3



ありがとう!! THANK YOU!!

We had a really great time and hope you did too!  If you missed last night's event, you can tune in today at 1pm (just an hour away) at Indie Darkroom.  Don't forget to check back with Indie Darkroom every now and again, the more you rate us highly, the more often we will be played on the station, and also be sure to check out all the other amazing independent artists on the site!!!
Special thanks to Gabe and Justice (Justice is not just a noun...IT'S A PROPER NOUN) for being so rad and accomodating.  Support Indie Darkroom 87.7 FM WNYZ or die!!!



In honor of tonight's live debut of ATTACK.WAV on Indie Darkroom Radio, we have posted the lead track off of our forthcoming ep.  It's called Robot Life.  Co-produced and mixed by the awesome Woodie Taylor at Milou Studios.  We hope you will enjoy it.

Robot Life by ATTACK.WAV


The New (Plastic) World Order

Hey guys!  We have some radical news!  We are almost completely done recording our new, as of yet untitled, ep and we are about halfway through mixing/mastering it.  The ep will be 5 tracks long and will be our very first release.  Expect a new track completely free for download very very soon, with the rest of the ep dropping sometime in early 2012.



It's finally here!!!  We will play 5 songs live for you, so be sure to tune in.  Since you love your couch (I know how that is!), you should have no problem tuning into Indie Darkroom Radio on 11/29/11 around 1130pm to catch our 5 song set and interview!!



Wow.  It's November already.  Summer is gone!!!  I am so stoked on it.  Cuz I hate people's feet in flip flops.  Anyways, there's been so much action at the Martime Hotel Caffe, where I DJ every Saturday and some Fridays.  It's been pure magic.  I saw a woman pee.  It was not seksi.  Also I was told by a customer that I should move my computer (which I DJ with) so that he could set his drink down.  AWESOME.  Let's talk about sweet jamz.



Now that flavor of the week fest 2k11 aka CMJ is over, hopefully it will be time for first live. But who am I kidding?! I WANT TO BE FLAVOR OF THE WEEK!!!

Anyways, in the meantime we have been hard at work rehearsing for our eventual debut and recording our debut EP. What should we call it? Don't worry, we will not be releasing a cd (that would be so 90's and I do love to follow trends but...). Instead we are going to have super rad packaging like you have never experienced before! I would tell you more but being cryptic is more fun so, my dozens of readers, you will just have to wait a little longer. Of course, if you have been following ATTACK.WAV at all you know that waiting is the name of the game. Sorz!!! (~_~;)
Okay, it's time for rehearsal so see you soon!!!



Hey guys, this is just a quick update to remind those of you who maybe haven't found us on other social media that our very first show is coming up very soon!  Here are the details:

Saturday 8/27/11 8:30pm
@ Legion
790 Metropolitan Ave (between Graham Ave & Humboldt St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
$7 // 21+



Whore Prom:  I dj every Saturday at the Maritime Hotel Caffe.  10pm - 2am.  The music is rad, the customers are douchebags.  I can't wait til winter when all the jerks that come here start wearing clothes again.  Though by then I may be blind.  Here are some highlights from last Saturday's set.

This week get stoked on five new singles released in the past month--M83 and Neon Indian get dreamy, Japanese weirdness from Urbangarde and Pizza Sushi, and Kap Bambino keeps things noisy (duh!)



Whore Prom:  every Saturday night at the Maritime Hotel...especially in the summer when what passes fashion in the heart of Chelsea/Meat Packing feels the need to show more skin.  The music is rad though.  Check it out live every Saturday at the Maritime Hotel Caffe, 10pm-2am.  Here are some picks from my set.

This week we listen to a dreamy track off the upcoming Class Actress full length, drown in vocal effects and the more cartoon sounds of French pop kids DAT Politics, listen to the sound of two Canadians feeding Fat Bob another doughnut, mope about to some Swedish synth pop and finally...a latin freestyle revival?



Hey so I just realized I never posted Melissa's amazing video / robot short film, <3RROR.  Which is also the video for Television Girls!  So in case you missed it or couldn't find it on YouTube...Here it is. 


RAD COMICS: Casanova: Luxuria // Matt Fraction & Gabriel Bá

"As I'm sure none of you have read my work, I decree we'll speak only of The Beatles or eat in silence".   I was flipping through potential purchases at Bergen Street Comics, and it just so happened that these were the first lines I read out of Matt Fraction and Gabriel Bá's 2006 sci-fi secret agent send up, Casanova: Luxuria.   So I bought the damn thing (duh!)



Whore Prom: Saturday nights at the Maritime Hotel Caffe.
Okay, so that's not an official party name or anything...that's just what I call it.
This week: a song off the new Does It Offend You, Yeah? record, minimal dance music by Light Asylum, the gasping synth punk of Revl9n and even a little 80's punk rock.  Rad!


ALBUM REVIEW: Macdonald Duck Eclair // Kono Tokimeki Imasugu

Combining their love of french pops, kiddie music, fuzzy guitar pop, punk and Atari Teenage Riot, Tokyo based Macdonald Duck Eclair have delivered an amazing album start to finish.  Kono Tokimeki Imasugu, released in May 2011, is their third full length since the band formed in 1998.  While Short Short (2004) and The Genesis Songbook (2005) were both strong records, the thirteen tracks on Kono... are without a doubt their most consistent and original work to date.



Hey guys, sorry I haven't done a whore prom update in awhile.  I'm getting on it, I swear.

But what's really rad is that we have finally finished recording our first song!!!  It's up on our soundcloud page...facebook/myspace ect coming soon too!!

We have been rehearsing a ton and everything is coming along nicely, so expect to see us live sometime by the end of summer.  I can't wait!  The live experience is definitely shaping up to be both rad and totally different from the recorded entity so I hope that you will be able to enjoy both!


I HOPE YOU LIKE IT!  Oh, and one more thing.  We made a sweet video.  Okay, not we but Melissa did, and I helped.  We will post that soon too, okay!?!?

<3 <3 <3



Slow slow weekend or whore prom...but its okay cuz my taste remained impeccable.  Observe

song // band // album (year)

U R My Girl // Kiss in Cities // U R My Girl/Satellites 7 in. (2009)
 If you missed this when it was released a couple years ago you are really missing out, but you are also not alone.  This Manchester-based duo puts out sing-a-long pop with some awesome/awkward lyrics that all sounds like it could have been made sometime in the late 80's.  Unfortunately, they seem to be concentrating on their other band, Performance, which is too bad... Kiss in Cities is far superior.  This is their only release so far, but you can check out some more music on their myspace, or find some vids on youtube.

Rico Mambo // The Breakfast Club // Rico Mambo single (1984)
Sorzzz about the quality on the audio on this one but it was the best I could find.  I wanted this version cuz it's the version I spin and it's way way better than the version that's on this band's 1987 debut full length.  It's pop.  It's catchy.  Apparently, Madonna was in this band at some point or some other nonsense I don't care about

Happy House (single edit) // The Juan Maclean // Happy House single, The Future Will Come (2009)
So you're gonna have to move over to youtube to watch this one, but I suggest you do so...radical dance moves, you know?!  So I like paying several tracks off this record... The Juan Maclean have this way of moving from sounding like the Human League to out dance punk/funk-ing !!! and making it all sound totally natural.

Little Life // Swingset Committee // In Transit ep (2009)
2k9 was a good year for synth pop, apparently... This is the first track off a really awesome ep by my favorite local band, Swingset Committee...  I try to play at least one of their songs every night cuz really people should know about their awesome by now.

The Generators // To My Boy // The Habitable Zone (2010)
--warning!  there was not video or an audio clip that I could find for The Generators...so here's another song by To My Boy--

K...so no song link for the song I actually played, but here's the vid for one of the singles off their debut album.  I play this one too sometimes.  I love this band best when they get a little pop punk (which is what is going on in X-Ray or especially (as is the case with The Generators) when they sound like OMD.

See you next week!



So my night at Whore Prom / The Maritime Hotel was especially painless / rewarding this weekend. Whenever I have to do anything performance related it fills me with a sense of dread. I'm constantly convinced I am offending and alienating everyone in the room. So usually I play it safe, and in taking as few real risks as possible, I usually end up feeling like it was a hollow shell of the performance I know I am capable of. While this is definitely true of any live musical performance, it is also the case (though to a lesser extent) when I DJ. But for whatever reason, I got to work feeling comfortable in my own skin (maybe it was the two hot dogs I had?) and allowed myself to be a little less careful with my song choices this week. The result was that people seemed to be enjoying themselves and I was too for a change. Not that I usually have the most inoffensive set, but I got a little noisier this week. Radtown massacre. Can I make this feeling last?

song//band//album (year)

Sunday Best // You Love Her Coz She's Dead // Sunday Best single (2010)

I love this band. Sure they sound a lot like Crystal Castles, Kap Bambino, Dandi Wind. But who cares. There is a poppy rave aesthetic at work here that I just can't get enough of. This, their most recent single is sure to be on their debut full length which is meant to be released this August.

3 Little Words // FrankMusik // Complete Me (2009)

Perhaps the gayest music that ever was, it is also immaculately produced club pop candy. I am not ashamed.

Rose A.D. // Automelodi // Automelodi (2010)
At first it might be easy to write these guys off as a Black Celebration era Depeche Mode throwback, but their album is solid and moves between the synth heavy and some moderately cold guitar driven pop. This track sits right in the middle. Who new good things came from Canada. Thank you post punk. Thank you New Romantics. Thank you India.

Reimei // FLOPPY // PROTOSCIENCE (2010)

This is the most amazing robot rock... this particular track has the most perfect dance build that opens up into a dance rock anthem that I could listen to on repeat times infinity. Don't be put off by the heavily vocoded vocals. This is future music.

Sub-Culture // New Order // Low Life (1985)

New Order is the basis of all that is good in music. A great track off my favorite New Order record (actually the first I ever owned by them). I've had to replace the vinyl three times already.

See you next week.




A cut off of one of my fav band's 2011 album, "Over Technology".  Floppy is so rad.

Have a good day.




Been meaning to start this for a bit now. Every week I'm going to post a few tracks from my Saturday night set at The Maritime Hotel Caffe. For those of you that are unfamiliar, it is a very special place... Usually low key, it occasionally becomes a show case for the B & T over made up douchier than thou sect... The good news is that I can play almost anything I want as long as I don't mind refusing to play Lady Gaga. Which I don't mind. Not at all.

Track//Band//Album (year)

Icons of Summer // Cold Cave // Cherish the Light Years (2011)
This album just came out and I love it. Impeccably arranged and produced, this is definitely the kind of rock tinged synth pop I can never get enough of. Icons of Summer is a fast dance track with some great one liners and some awesome synth noise in the middle so it doesn't get too too poppy... But speaking of pop...

Email Me More // Tommy February6 // Lonely in Gorgeous - single (2005)
This is an old standard of mine by lame-o alt rocker gone latin freestyle revivalist Tomoko Kawase. Total late 80's throwback, it's a b side off her single release for the intro to the Paradise Kiss anime. It's also perfect for moving into some more recognizable 80's dance...

State of Attraction // Paula Abdul // Forever Your Girl (1988)
I don't really have to explain this do I? Not one of the singles off the record, but still a classic "...each time we kiss mmm-wha!"

Drum of Glass // Monomen // Monomen LP (2007)
Another classic as far as I'm concerned, this track combine a simple yet effective dance beat with angular post punk guitars, melodic synth hooks and powerful swallowed vocals. It's pretty rad. Too bad the band broke up shortly after the release of this record...

Tar Heart // Zeigeist // The Jade Motel (2008)
I only just heard about this band, which surprised me since this Swedish pop group sounds like a more melody obsessed version of The Knife... Which makes them way better in my book.

Sparks // Kim Wilde // Catch as Catch Can (1983)
One of my favorites from my favorite decade of music, Kim Wilde is mostly know for her hits "Kids in America" and a rad cover of "You Keep Me Hanging On". But she has so many more awesome tracks! Sparks, one of the final songs off her 1983 record is a straight forward Hi-NRG dance pop song that I have yet to find anything wrong with. Movie montage music to the max extreme.

That's it for now. See u next week for some more recommendations from my vinyl/mp3 collection.

Ps. Anyone wanna give me and teach me serrato?




So you should probably know by now (if you have ever met me) that I'm a huge manga / anime fan.  Especially if the work is about either teenage romance or robots you can definitely count me in.  One of my all time favorites (actually I can safely say that it is my most favorite) is Ai Yazawa's "Paradise Kiss".  Spanning only 5 volumes, it is a melodramatic and bittersweet story about one average school girl's entrance into the exciting world of fashion. 

It's hard to accurately describe how much I love this series (I also recommend Yazawa's Nana), so here's a couple more images.  At the time that I am writing this, I have had to repurchase these novels 3 different times...I read them over and over until the pages fall out :)

K...it's hard to do the comic justice.  Next, an anime adaptation was made.  It's pretty good.  But the real gift it gave me was the artist responsible for the main theme--Tommy February6

and here's the video for the full song which is so rad

Fast forward to now.  There is a live action movie coming out!!!  Here's the teaser trailer with English subs. 
LOVE!  FASHION!  DESTINY!  How stoked am I?!?!?!  K so there wasn't a huge point to all that except that Paradise Kiss is so rad.  so check it out. 



So... I promised myself I would update this more with fun geek out pop culture goodness more often...but... In the meantime I have a little band news...

First. Sorry we are still delayed. A lot of new tech that prolly a trained monkey could operate but it's taken me a bit to figure out. We were also further delayed by a band member change. We are now a power trio. In order to preserve the maximalist sound of ATTACK.WAV it took some adjustment and now I am playing more keyboards than I was planning on initially... Upside = keyboard to hide behind on stage. Downside = I have a lot a lot a lot of practicing to do.

So now we are moving along pretty nicely and nearing the "halfway towards a set" point. My goal for the next couple weeks is to lay some vocals down and put some demo recordings up so that everyone can anticipate the digital amateur band revolution.

More news as soon as I have it and some album, comic, movie and ankle reviews to follow.

See you soooooooon,
Pulse Wave

Ps. 10 points to anyone who can tell what amine I am referencing in the location thingie up top <3


Location:Somewhere deep in the Grand Stream



HI EVERYONE!!!  I'm so sorry that Last Year's Model is on hiatus.  For realz, nobody is sorrier than I am.  We worked on that band night and day for like for or five or a million years or something.  We had some successes and some failures, but all in all, we truly enjoyed every minute of it.  But I can't sit still.  I need to make music to feel whole.

Introducing ATTACK.WAV!!!  We are 4 people dedicated to really fast, really poppy, mega synth infested music from another dimension.  If you have been following Last Year's Model over the years, you probably know what to expect.  This will definitely have a similar feel since I was one of the main songwriters of that band, too.  But there are differences, too.  First, NO LIVE DRUMS.  They are big and hard to carry and so so organic sounding.  This is the digital age.  I take my drums canned, please...that way they will keep in a underground shelter designed to save us from the nuclear holocaust that's bound to happen in 2012 (OMG TIMES A LOT THERE'S NOT MUCH TIME LEFT!).  Also, NO GUITAR.  Guitars are so 1994.  We have replaced live guitar with live bass.  Cuz we wanted to see what it would sound like.

This is a synth band and we will play fast synth pop.  Very very fast synth pop.  190 BPM's fast (that's real fast!)  But who is this new band (we may appear to the naked eye like models 1, 2, 4 and 6 of LYM but we are different)?!

PULSE WAVE//vox, sound design
TREE WAVE//synth

Right now, we are rehearsing all our new music and gearing up to record some demos and play some shows.  There will be a facebook/soundcloud/everything else once the demo is complete or we have a show.  For now, get stoked cuz things are about to get rad.  Be sure to sign up to follow us here so you get the latest news on the digital revolution!!!  See you sooooooooon!!!!!!!