the sun-drenched indie-americana of brooklyn's WILD PINK

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Recently checked out their new album Yolk In The Fur, it's a gorgeously expansive record--finds a middle ground between War on Drugs, Wilco, and Kozelek's first few Sun Kil Moon records, but manages to be a lot less portentous than any of those three. I never thought I'd need another band like this, but plaintive melodies and the massive heartland synth aesthetic won me over. Their first album is much more of a slowcore record, but those influences still seep through the lead singer's voice in the second record, even though the band's sound has moved on. Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sI85PkFzgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABUdMM_zsZQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAdfuhvLKpk

voodoo chili, Thursday, 23 August 2018 16:51 (three years ago) link

nice!

Ross, Thursday, 23 August 2018 16:51 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

these guys have the best song titles: "there is a ledger," "all some frenchman's joke," "how's the tap here," "coaches who cry"

that last one is a doozy too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx-YQ2fBdNw

voodoo chili, Friday, 1 March 2019 22:33 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

new album is very pretty, especially the stunning "track mud," but i'm sensing i'm gonna need a couple more listens for the individual songs to sink in. for now, i'm appreciating the gently-soothing early spring vibes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmadLCIDFfE

little johnny juul (voodoo chili), Monday, 1 March 2021 20:11 (six months ago) link

six months pass...

Guy I am friendly with just told me about this band today. Giving a listen now.

What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 01:39 (four days ago) link

what'd you think?

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 19:36 (four days ago) link

Sorry, barely listened, need to listen some more today.

What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:31 (four days ago) link

i feel a little bad for this guy. he's great but every review is basically "War on Drugs x Death Cab"

which is true

but it's gotta get old

alpine static, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 22:55 (four days ago) link

Indeed. Even the guy who mentioned to me said something about War on Drugs.

What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 00:17 (three days ago) link

Getting a little granddaddy vibes from parts of this

but not enough

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 16 September 2021 13:27 (two days ago) link


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