Headwaves is a four piece group, based out of Seattle, WA. The music is a mix of hazy dream pop, heady rhythms and lush synth rock.

Ryan Barber inherently writes folk songs about love, depression and desire, but he had the urge to make people move in a way folk songs simply couldn’t do. He had the need for his lyrics to smoothly float over a lush bed of instruments and heady dance driven rhythms. Teaming up with friend Larson Haakenstad and producer, Randall Dunn, the sound of Headwaves was created over the period of two years.

Been foreva since playing @nectarlounge... you got your tix for our Tuesday #valentinesday show with the seriously awesome @lemolomusic and @natashakmeto??? #don't_wait #seattle #fremont #dreampop #indierock

Strand Of Oaks Finds Life Beyond Sex And Drugs


Looking forward to your next record, Mr. Strand of Oaks

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KEXP International Clash Day 2017


KEXP and tons of other stations around the world are rocking all things The Clash today, get your punk rock leather jacket protest s'it on

blog.kexp.org Celebrate with us on social media using#InternationalClashDay One Friday in February 2013, KEXP Morning Show host John Richards decided that one Clash so

Never know where you'll end each night and that's kind of the beauty of this all. Thanks Pete for the rustic vibes. #ashland and #Portland, you both were good as always. Thanks @brickroomashland, @kellysolympian, @poorenglishpdx and @alltheapparatus for the spirit. Until next time! #tour #indierock #dreampop #diy #nw

Our favorite gift is to play to music. Spread a little love and hope with us in February. #February #Shows #Valentine'sDay #hope #dreampop #indierock

Portland, we're coming for you again on Feb 3 at @kellysolympian With @poorenglishpdx and @alltheapparatus! #Portland #dreampop #indierock

Valentine's Day with @lemolomusic and @natashakmeto! February 14 at @nectarlounge! #seattle #music #dreampop #indierock

Song of the Day: Headwaves – Mama


BOOM and JUST LIKE THAT, Mama is KEXP's Song of the Day. Amazing, thank you. What a way to end 2016.


blog.kexp.org Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studi

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Headwaves - Mama

Band Interests

Music, Art

Band Members

Ryan Barber
Larson Haakenstad


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