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Wild Nothing launches tour with Abe Vigoda

By February 2, 2011No Comments

Wild Nothing photographed by Lucy Johnston

STREAM: “Take Me In”

VIDEO: “Pitchfork TV POV – Wild Nothing”

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

Wed-Feb-02 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
Fri-Feb-04 Austin, TX Red 7
Sat-Feb-05 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
Mon-Feb-07 Oxford, MS Proud Larry’s
Tue-Feb-08 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
Wed-Feb-09 Greensboro, NC Guilford College
Thu-Feb-10 Charlottesville, VA Trinity Irish Pub
Fri-Feb-11 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
Sat-Feb-12 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
Sun-Feb-13 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *
Wed-Feb-16 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
Thu-Feb-17 Toronto, ON Wrongbar
Fri-Feb-18 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Sat-Feb-19 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College
Mon-Feb-21 Madison, WI Der Rathskeller / U of W
Tue-Feb-22 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
Wed-Feb-23 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
Thu-Feb-24 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
Fri-Feb-25 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
Sat-Feb-26 Boise, ID Neurolux
Sun-Feb-27 Seattle, WA Vera Project
Mon-Feb-28 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
Tue-Mar-01 Portland, OR Holocene
Thu-Mar-03 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop / Popscene
Fri-Mar-04 Los Angeles, CA Natural History Museum

* = w/ MINKS

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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