Wild Ones debut full-length, Keep It Safe, is one that found itself riddled with uncertainty. From guitarist Clayton Knapp blowing out an eardrum to drummer Seve Sheldon experiencing a punctured lung… there was much doubt as to the album’s fruition. But these fine folks didn’t give up. Having taken a year to write and nine months to record/mix, Keep It Safe finally came to be.

After adjusting to the various obstacles in their way, Wild Ones kept things going in a DIY fashion – recording and mixing as a group, considering each members’ input along the way, and even having their keyboardist, Thomas Himes, create the artwork… Clearly, attention to detail was key for this one.

With each member having varied musical backgrounds, the pop sound on this record is influenced by varied experiences from German techno to American R&B and, well, much more in between!!

Topshelf records has now made Keep It Safe available on vinyl in the following variants: 200 on Yellow/White Swirl, 300 on Brown Swirl & 500 on 180g Black.

Check out the album down below!!

“The melodic grace of singer Danielle Sullivan is undeniable, while the band’s mix of buoyant synth-pop and familiar indie-rock keeps things moving ever forward.” –SPIN

Keep It Safe is filled with impeccable arrangements and a mature pop sensibility that hits you from the first note. The songs are anchored by Danielle Sullivan’s distinct voice, which brings to mind both The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan and Harriet Wheeler from The Sundays. Her mesmerizing vocal melodies work well with the inventive synthesizer compositions of Thomas Himes — fused with supple guitar and bass work you get a grandiose and melancholy pop sound that is both novel and retro, innovative and comfortable.” –Time Magazine

The Details

Wild Ones - Keep It Safe

Track List:
1. Golden Twin
2. Curse Over Me
3. Rivals
4. 18 Mile Island
5. It's Real
6. Row
7. Nina
8. From Nothing
9. Lion Heart
10. Paia
11. Keep It Safe

Sporting a lush, fully developed and well-rounded sound that is incredibly infectious, Wild Ones' Keep It Safe is a pure pop bliss that ought to accompany your ears well into summer (it'll take your mind there regardless). When listening to Keep It Safe I am a smarter, sexier person for those 38:46. The record flows effortlessly from start to finish, pulling and tugging, lifting and sinking along the way — in all the right ways at all the right times.

Live in the UK or Europe? This will also be available in our UK/EU store: topshelfrecords.co.uk

All purchases come with your choice of a FLAC, ALAC, MP3 320, MP3 VBR or AAC 256 download.

This item is a pre-order and will not be available until April 1, 2014. We will send download codes on or just before this date.

Thanks to Don Cramer for the tip!

Price $12

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