|Last night, indie-folk rockers The Wild played a sold-out show, opening for Brand New, at the legendary Troubadour Club in West Hollywood.Carrying on in the tradition of the great American troubadours, The Wild fuses the genuine spirit of the migrant political folk musician of the 1930s with the raw energy, drive and emotion of the early days of punk. Their music carries a wave of energy that makes one want to dance, smile, cry and dissent in equal parts.The Wild came together as an extension of frontman Witt Wisebram’s solo folk project in 2008. Now, after releasing four 7-inches, one Japanese split and two LPs, they’re sharing bills with Against Me!, Manchester Orchestra, Mountain Goats, Titus Andronicus, Frank Turner, David Dondero and Brand New.
“Our ultimate goal is to tell stories that emphasize empowerment and not feeling alone. It’s about having no pretension and creating fans who are more like friends,” explains Wisebram. “Really, it’s all about what Springsteen does.”
The band’s new LP, Dreams Are Maps, is their best yet. Recorded by Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) at her Florida studio, the band put down ten earnest tracks ranging from folk ballads to all out rockers. The vocal harmonies of Wisebram and his fiancé/bandmate Dianna Settles twist and mesh in a filigree of kinship and positive change. This album is a memorial to The Wild’s friend and frequent tourmate, Anthony Poynter, who died of cancer this year. Poynter released The Wild’s first self-titled EP.
Download/Stream The Wild’s album, Dreams Are Maps here!
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ON TOUR THIS WINTER
Dec. 8 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour (w/Brand New)
Jan. 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Under the Couch (w/ You Blew It!)
Jan. 7 – Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm (w/ You Blew It!)
Jan. 8 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome (w/ You Blew It!)
Jan. 9 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme (w/ The Front Bottoms & You Blew It!)
Jan. 10 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot (w/ Front Bottoms, Kevin Devine, & You Blew It!)
Jan. 11 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies (w/ The Front Bottoms & You Blew It!)
Jan. 12 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room (w/ The Front Bottoms & You Blew It!)
Jan. 13 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre (w/ The Front Bottoms & You Blew It!)
Jan. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound (w/ The Front Bottoms & You Blew It!)
Jan. 16 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro (w/ The Front Bottoms & You Blew It!)
Jan. 17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place (w/ The Front Bottoms & You Blew It!)
Jan. 18 – W. Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour (w/ The Front Bottoms & You Blew It!)
Jan. 19 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre (w/ The Front Bottoms & You Blew It!)