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- Posted on Sep 8th 2011 5:30PM by Melody Lau
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"'Life Sux' is a work of fiction," Williams tells Spinner. "My life does suck sometimes though; I do tweet about it but only on bad days."
On whether or not he was deliberately trying to start up a Twitter trend using the hashtag #lifesux, the singer-songwriter laughs. "I'm not trying to start anything, I'm just preaching."
Those manic emails may soon peter out as Williams has plenty to be happy about lately. In addition to releasing his next record Sept. 20, penning original music for the new MTV show 'I Just Want My Pants Back' (yeah, that's actually the title, sigh), sharing a stage with GZA ("It was his birthday and we share joints -- does that count as a birthday gift?"), Williams is also starting his own record label, Ghost Ramp Records.
"I just don't like dealing with labels because they're basically all scumbags," he explains. "Whether indie or major ... I don't really want to deal with them. I'm at a point in my career where I can do it myself, and I am financially stable enough to do that."
Don't expect Ghost Ramp to be a mega-force immediately, though. Williams has yet to consider signing other bands but says it's "definitely something we've mauled over a few times, and it's of interest to me, but we'll see what happens in the future."
For now, Williams is focused on the release of 'Life Sux,' which includes first-time collaborations with F---ed Up's Damian Abraham and Jonah Falco, as well as girlfriend Bethany Cosentino and Best Coast bandmate Bob Bruno.
"I wrote all the songs and I had specific parts that I sent to them," says Williams. "I like working with other musicians and sharing ideas."
Although finding time to record was difficult, Williams is proud of the results.
"It's one of my favourite Wavves songs that I've ever done," Williams says of 'Destroy,' which features the Toronto post-punks. "We're going on tour with F---ed Up so we'll probably play that song together at some point."
With a full-length currently in the works, it's certainly hard to accuse Williams of being lazy.
"It feels good to be my own boss," he says. "It's the best feeling in the world."