Tuesday, June 14, 2005

post plethoric rhetoric

Baltimore's Wilderness is one of the newest bands to join the Jagjaguwar roster. This quartet's self-titled debut (out July 5th) conjures images of Metal Box-era Johnny Lydon fronting Savage Republic or Explosions in the Sky. Cascading guitars build into the most beautiful pop epiphanies, as though the Edge were leading a modern day Popol Vuh up the mountain before us.

P.I.L. is indeed a great starting point, like on tracks such as Arkless. The vox are probably as equally influenced by the afore-mentioned Johnny Lydon as Mark E Smith. The closest contemporaries that spring to mind are a less dubbed-noise version of DC's Measles Mumps Rubella.

End of Freedom is a much more clean and polished. Approaching Interpol-esque territory, but still maintaining their manic babbling madman over a tune that is half Bau-Daniel Ash-haus and half pop-shoegazer, say for example Adorable.

check em out on their upcoming tour with the poorly named the Internet:

06/25 Baltimore, MD - Talking Head
06/26 Cincinnati, OH - The Comet
06/27 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
06/28 Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar
06/29 Bloomington, IN - Bear's Place
07/01 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
07/02 Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
07/03 Omaha, NE - O'Leaver's
07/05 Indianapolis, IN - Bubba's Bowling Alley
07/06 Nashville, TN - Springwater Supper Club
07/07 Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light
07/08 Chapel Hill, NC - The Nightlight
07/09 Charlottesville, VA - The Twisted Branch

Wilderness - Arkless
Wilderness - End of Freedom


At 10:29 AM, Blogger marcus said...

love this, they remind me a lot of caesura

At 9:56 PM, Anonymous john said...

saw them in cincinnati last night with a crowd of about 9 people.
sounded very nice. can't tell if the singer is weird on purpose. but it was good.


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