Wavves, 'Afraid of Heights' (March 26th)
The California punks took a full year to finish their follow-up to 2010's King of the Beach, staging marathon sessions in L.A. with producer John Hill (M.I.A., Santigold). They dabbled in loops and samples, ranging from high-speed pop-punk ("Sail to the Sun") to spacey acoustic pop ("Everything is My Fault.") "It's definitely a different pace than anything we've ever put out before," says Williams, adding, "This past year has ruined my liver. I drank more during the recording process than I've ever drank."