PREMIERE: Wild Moth’s “You Found Out” is a haunting and heavy post-punk dirge

There has always been something special about the Bay Area. From Operation Ivy to Neurosis to Jawbreaker and beyond, the area has spawned some of the most influential, important bands in underground punk rock throughout the past 30 years. The scene continues to flourish to this day with bands like Deafheaven, Loma Prieta and Wild Moth pushing artistic boundaries in whatever subgenre they’ve nestled themselves into—in the case of Wild Moth’s new album, the Jack Shirley-produced Inhibitor, it’s a neat amalgam of shoegaze and post-punk that is heavy when necessary, pretty when desired but always engaging. Today, we’re premiering “You Found Out,” one of the best songs from the album. The band comments:

“It’s a uniquely structured song for this record- basically a melodic section hollowed out of a dirge-y, two-chord riff. This suggests the theme, which is finding peace of mind in a state of trepidation.”

Inhibitor will be released on August 28 via Iron Pier and can be pre-ordered here.

Wild Moth will hit the road for a full North American tour later this year in support of Inhibitor, dates TBA.