It's not a stretch to say Day Wave, the Oakland, California-based project of Jackson Phillips, is in the same camp of textural indie rock made by the likes of DIIV and Real Estate. Phillips, though, gives Day Wave distinctiveness by taking its vibe a step further. Rather than the listener simply being a witness to the vibe those bands convey, Day Wave has uncovered a way to make you feel like you're the one in control of it.

It's not a stretch to say Day Wave, the Oakland, California-based project of Jackson Phillips, is in the same camp of textural indie rock made by the likes of DIIV and Real Estate. Phillips, though, gives Day Wave distinctiveness by taking its vibe a step further. Rather than the listener simply being a witness to the vibe those bands convey, Day Wave has uncovered a way to make you feel like you're the one in control of it.