mp3: “Golden Haze” by Wild Nothing (Plus, Atlanta-date in Fall)
A word from Force Field Press:
Wild Nothing, is the solo-project of Jack Tatum whose music is inspired by a longtime love affair with nostalgia. His debut full-length album, Gemini, released via Captured Tracks this past spring, is full of dreamy, carefree synth-pop songs that linger with an inexplicable sense of regret. This Fall the band will follow up Gemini with the Golden Haze EP, also on Captured Tracks.
Prior to embarking on this recent solo-project Tatum sang and played guitar with the Abe Vigoda-ish tropical punk band Facepaint and the singer/songwriter project Jack and The Whale. In the summer of 2009 The Virginia tech-college student decided to embark on his first creative-solo project playing bass, guitar, synthesizer and drums while recording in his home-studio. He soon emerged with a unique brand of dreamy pop-songs influenced by bands like, My Bloody Valentine, Shop Assistants, Go-Betweens and Cocteau Twins. In 2009 he delivered a memorable cover of the Kate Bush song “Cloudbusting,” making it clear that Wild Nothing transcended the lo-fi pop-mold.
On his debut album, Gemini, Tatum’s frail vocals come warped in an oozing neon haze. Carefully orchestrated synth-pop arrangements, trebly guitar riffs and tattered drum machines blend together to create an intriguing, texturally rich glo-pop album that could come only from the young at heart.
08/28 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom %
09/22 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall *
09/23 Boston, MA – House of Blues *
09/28 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
09/30 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero *
10/01 Williamsburg, VA – College of William and Mary
10/02 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse *
10/03 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall *
10/05 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom *
10/06 Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub *
10/07 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre *
10/08 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre *
10/09 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre *
% = w/ Blank Dogs, Cosmetics, Minks
* = w/ Stars