Wilds is a band from Seattle with very little online presence. The only page out there that I can find indicating their existence is on Bandcamp which contains three songs. EP is apparently a culmination of several years of occasional collaboration between several members of the local music scene. EP is under ten minutes and I can’t help but wonder why this EP took so long to make. I can’t say these songs are breaking into any new kind of sonic territory or introducing cutting edge production techniques. What I can say is the songs are very well written and extremely well produced.
The songs will appeal to people who have a love affair with indie rock bands like Built to Spilt, Yo LA Tango, Broken Social Scene, Pavement, etc. Their music lives within that realm. They open with “Endings” which is a great song from front to back. The groove is additive and so is the vocal melody during the verse. What I was really impressed with was the first bridge and how they transition back into the verse. There is some impressive stuff happening from the drummer. The songs goes into shoegaze territory with intense white noise. I have to say the ending is pretty epic.
Up next is “That Pit in My Stomach” which is under two-minutes long and has a frantic punk vibe. The vocal is drastically different from the first. It works great for the song but at the same time made me wonder what of type of genres the band toys with.
They close with “Red Red Refuge” which revisits the vibe of the first song. It has more of a ’90s alternative vibe than the first song. Certainly not a bad thing. The chorus especially harks back to bands like Hum and Built To Spill. “Red Red Refuge” ends suddenly as it starts to build towards a crescendo.
This is a short sample of this band in my opinion. I really enjoyed what I heard. Hopefully, we will get to hear some more from this band in due time.
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