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Wild Nothing announces 2011 tour with Abe Vigoda

By December 7, 2010No Comments

Wild Nothing photographed by Lucy Johnston

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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, released on Captured Tracks spring of 2010, is full of dreamy, carefree synth-pop songs that linger with an inexplicable sense of regret. This Fall the band followed up Gemini with the Golden Haze EP, also on Captured Tracks.

On the debut album, Gemini, recorded and performed solely by Tatum, 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.

What the press is saying about Wild Nothing:

“While Tatum’s words can edge on maudlin, his delivery is more romantic than dreary, and there’s a sly, understated, and subtly addictive melody that gorgeously frames his sentiments. And melodies like that one, which the album features in spades, are ultimately what make Gemini more than just another indie pop record, and often more than the sum of its parts.” – PITCHFORK

“For me, the ’80s were mostly stressful and fucked-up, so it was hard to be all romantic and daydreamy about fey and gloomy Britpop-the Smiths, Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen. I liked it all, but it rarely fit my life. Now that life has beaten me down and I’ve come to terms with that, Tatum makes these lovely little musical postcards of all that music, and I can drift off without being pissed at Reagan and stuff.” – SPIN

“However you package it, this is a beautifully produced piece of heart stealing song writing. Will Tatum’s words work as well when the winter settles in and the sunshine has disappeared? There’s only one-way to find out; listen to this record all year round. Yes please.”- THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“One suspects that there’ll always be something unrequited haunting whatever Tatum puts out in the coming years, but on the evidence provided so far it’s certainly not doing him any harm. A musician with a dazzling future dealing in a half-remembered past and one who, right now, is putting the majority of his contemporaries in the shade.”- THE QUIETUS

All dates with Abe Vigoda

02-01 San Diego, CA – Casbah
02-02 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
02-04 Austin, TX – Red 7
02-05 Dallas, TX – Sons of Hermann Hall
02-07 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
02-08 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
02-09 Greensboro, NC – Guilford College
02-10 Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
02-11 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
02-12 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
02-13 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
02-16 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa
02-17 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar
02-18 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
02-19 Grinnell, IA – Grinnell College
02-21 Madison, WI – Der Rathskeller
02-22 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
02-23 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall
02-24 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
02-25 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
02-26 Boise, ID – Neurolux
02-27 Seattle, WA – Cairo
02-28 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
03-01 Portland, OR – Holocene
03-03 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
03-04 Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum

Wild Nothing
Golden Haze EP
(Captured Tracks)
Street date: Oct. 5, 2010

1. Golden Haze
2. Quiet Hours
3. Take Me In
4. Your Rabbit Feet
5. Asleep
6. Vultures Like Lovers

Wild Nothing
(Captured Tracks)
Street date: May 25, 2010

1. Live in Dreams
2. Summer Holiday
3. Drifter
4. Pessimist
5. O, Lilac
6. Bored Games
7. Confirmation
8. My Angel Lonely
9. The Witching Hour
10. Chinatown
11. Our Composition Book
12. Gemini

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