Very different sound coming from Wild Nothing here, he mentions the influences of Brina Eno & David Bowie and you can definitely hear that in the first track. I like it, but it was so unexpected it’s taking me a bit to settle into it. The singing style change is quite drastic. I really have no idea what to expect on the album, but I’ve loved everything he’s put out, so I figure I’ll love this as well.

What do you guys think of the new direction?

The Details

The 7-song EP was recorded in Brooklyn at Gary’s Electric by Al Carlson in January and finds Jack Tatum exploring new sounds, new instruments and a new voice for Wild Nothing.

Artist Eric Shaw was commissioned for original works which complete the new universe of sound. The limited edition LP includes an obi strip, illustrated insert, red vinyl, poster, hand numbered envelope, 2x sticker pages, button and slap bracelet.

The Body Rainfall
Ocean Repeating (Big-eyed Girl)
On Guyot
Ride
Data World
A Dancing Shell
Hachiko

Jack's intro - “This is a record that happened very fast for me. We had just gotten back from a particularly long European tour last November, our first supporting Nocturne, and I was feeling a lot of things. I found myself struggling with what it meant to be a musician, with what music in general meant to me and what part I could possibly play in it. Playing the same songs every night for months left me bored with myself. But when I got home, for the first time in awhile it suddenly seemed that the pressure was off. We didn’t have any tours planned for several months and I started to remember again why I love music in the first place. I listened to Brian Eno and David Bowie for weeks on end and felt like I was hearing them for the first time. I took a trip to Miami with my girlfriend. I visited my family. I felt free to try things musically that I would have stifled before. The songs on this EP were recorded over a 10 day period and are a reflection of this time. Of all the frustrations and successes and moments of peace in between.” -Jack

Thanks to Mathu Allison & Danny Lockwood for the tip!

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