Wildildlife, Seattle boys. This new record of theirs
GIVE IN TO LIVE(out on Volcom)is a departure for sure
from a band who has been among the heaviest in the land
for quite some time now. This time around they are definitely
giving in more to their pop tendencies, pop shrouded in fuzz
and some vocal effects of course. If anything it’s
a slight throwback to their initial sound which they
threw down on vinyl through Bodies of Water arts and crafts
(hey that’s our record label offshoot! going to stream our whole back catalog soon hopefully)as well as on a few demos when we could call these dudes a Boston band. Only the slightest throwback though. These guys
are a full on hazy noise pop unit now. Some real phaser moments here.
Definitely a proto-punk vibe most of the time, but with reverb drenched keyboards, serpentine melodies, and some saxaphone rippage mixing it up.
The best track is the closer, “Permenent Vacation”, a droning
fuzzpop nugget that rolls along at just the right pace
with vocals bubbling out of the mix in just the right amount
while some strange synth perhaps jabs away, jabs away. To sum it all up
this record basically sounds as if Wildildlife were
performing this whole record from some low lying cloud on a
slightly rainy day and us the listener sits on our back porch,
joint in hand, leaning back in our chez lounge, taking
the performance in and enjoying it.
INTERVIEW w/ WILDILDLIFE’s Andy Crane(Brain Drain) a few weeks back
LISTEN TO WILDILDLIFE – Give In To Live
Look out for some Boston folks in the audience…