You've heard of Wild Thing, but how about Wild Nothing? This indie rock/dream pop band from Blacksburg, Virginia is no longer in its infancy thanks to an EP and two studio albums released to critical acclaim.
About Wild Nothing (Created July 5, 2013)
Fronted by Jack Tatum (of Jack and the Whale and FACEPAINT), Wild Nothing also includes Nathan Goodman (guitar), Jeff Haley (bass), Kevin Knight (keyboard) and Jeremiah Johnson (drums). The group, like the band's name, is a giant contradiction. The reason? Tatum is often referred to as a 'one man pop band,' since he works alone in the studio and is often the only one featured on web banners and ads for Wild Nothing.
The debut project from Wild Nothing, entitled "Gemini," was woven with a broad theme of childhood longings, anxiety and paranoia. This according to Captured Tracks, a Brooklyn-based indie/alternative record label. The album, recorded exclusively by Tatum and rooted in 80's indie-pop, lit up the Internet and was the catalyst for assembling a merry band of misfits for a road tour.
The sophomore follow-up, "Nocturne," then acted as the window into Tatum's 'ideal world' of pop music. It was penned in Georgia during 2011, and showcased a 'new' Wild Nothing – with lines between Tatum's personality and his musical influences beginning to clash. The reasoning being that "Nocturne" was written and recorded as the first project following the assembly of a live band, and Tatum found they were turning toward their fan base in an effort to have them influence the music.
A collection of orchestrated synths and sweet-tempered harmonies, "Nocturne" features songs like "Summer Holiday" and "Golden Haze," and debuted at #1 on both the Billboard New Artist and Alternative Nefw Artist charts. It was followed by the EP "Empty Estate," released on May 14, 2013.
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