MP3 – “Chinatown”
Wild Nothing, is the solo-project of Jack Tatum whose music is inspired by a longtime love affair with nostalgia. His debut full-length album, Gemini, set to come out on Captured Tracks this spring, is full of dreamy, carefree synth-pop songs that linger with an inexplicable sense of regret.
Prior to embarking on this recent solo-project Tatum sang and played guitar with the Abe Vigoda-ish tropical punk band Facepaint and the singer/songwriter project Jack and The Whale. In the summer of 2009 The Virginia tech-college student decided to embark on his first creative-solo project playing bass, guitar, synthesizer and drums while recording in his home-studio. He soon emerged with a unique brand of dreamy pop-songs influenced by bands like, My Bloody Valentine, Shop Assistants, Go-Betweens and Cocteau Twins. In 2009 he delivered a memorable cover of the Kate Bush song “Cloudbusting,” making it clear that Wild Nothing transcended the lo-fi pop-mold.
On his debut album, Gemini, Tatum’s frail vocals come warped in an oozing neon haze. Carefully orchestrated synth-pop arrangements, trebly guitar riffs and tattered drum machines blend together to create an intriguing, texturally rich glo-pop album that could come only from the young at heart.
This June Wild Nothing will open with his full band (including Jeff Haley (bass), Nathan Goodman (guitar and synthesizer) and Max Brooks (drums) ) for Neon Indian at shows along the east coast and in late July the band is set to tour the Europe. Keep your eyes peeled for the debut LP, Gemini in stores and online May 25th.
05/25 – Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory &
06/09 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl !
06/11 – Cincinatti, OH – Fountain Square !
06/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox !
06/13 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar !
06/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg !
06/20 – Washington, DC – DC9 &
06/21 – Philadelphia, PA – M Room &
06/22 – Providence, RI – Jerky’s Live Music Hall &
06/23 – Milford, CT – Daniel Street &
& = w/ The Depreciation Guild
! = w/ Neon Indian
Street date: May 25, 2010
1. Live in Dreams
2. Summer Holiday
5. O, Lilac
6. Bored Games
8. My Angel Lonely
9. The Witching Hour
11. Our Composition Book
WILD NOTHING LINKS:
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/wildnothing
Label – http://www.capturedtracks.com