The Wild Blue is a NYC-based post punk quartet, comprised of Edward Martinez (guitar), Camilo Pabon (drums), Zach Dalva (vocals) and Heather Kite (synthesizer). The band is releasing their EP entitled Anonymous Future.
Described by the band as “post punk reggae-ton,” The Wild Blue’s sound blends a range of classic punk to gospel, indie rock to shoe gaze and progressive rock to post punk. With such a broad array of genres, each song on this EP stands out owning its own character. With each song standing apart from the other, each band member contributes their unique background, music experiences and tastes. What altogether coalesces is a unique and intuitive perspective that permeates these tracks.
Anonymous Future opens with the title track “Anonymous Future” where guitars create a wall of sound. Drums and percussions come in adding a lively rhythmic pulse. The track has a post punk appeal. The synths give off a spacious and ambient vibe. The psychedelic guitars add range. The vocals are shouted out in the revved-up spirit of punk rock. Dalva’s vocals are sung with gusto and power.
Following is “Your Pace,” where a round of guitars produces a compelling vibe. The bass lines and guitars are hard-hitting and driven. Dalva sings in a deep and rumbling timbre. The beat is lively and bouncy. A jaunty appeal is harnessed.. The synths add an atmospheric feel to the backdrop of this track.
Oscillating synths add an ambient pulse to the start of “Booga Sugar.” Next, adamant drums and blazing guitar riffs sound off on this song. The guitars are blaring, the beat is lively and the energy is palpable. The song contains a Latin vibe. The Latin flavor is contagious.
Blaring synths flare on the closer “Love/Hate NY.” Next, drums and percussions along with guitarwork and bass lines sidles in. The vocals are echo-y, reverberating with a touch of dissonance. The synths give off a wonky, robotic flair. The pacing is upbeat and flashy.
The guitar work on this album is stellar. Martinez’s handy work on the instrument is filled with deft maneuvering. The guitar appears to have a voice of its own: from the trenches of reverb to full-on distortion, the riffs on the guitar coalesces into a wall of sound. The cadence is oftentimes hard-hitting and propelled by an inward force.
Anonymous Future hinges off of the notion that with the speed of technological growth, things like people’s private information is being sold and is all around too accessible. The record is like a warning of where this might lead to in the future. With lyrics that speak of this downward trend, the vocals are accompanied by a background of post punk influences along with some Latin American vibes. What results is a dynamic record filled with timely themes and relevant information. The Wild Blue’s storied truths are filled with wild expectations. Fans of the aforementioned genres should keep a close watch on this band. What they are doing is exciting and approachable. Be sure you have a listen today!
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