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Wild Pink

Wild Pink releases EP "5 Songs" including remixes, new tracks

Wild Pink's new EP 5 Songs is a delightful listen, and its remixes and new tracks serves as a fitting primer to new listeners. The group's last full-length record Yolk in the Fur came out last July, which means that a taste of a something new was in the cards. Therefore, Wild Pink have compiled two new tracks: The wistful "How's The Tap Here?" about changing relationships, and the anthemic "Coaches Who Cry" about growing up in Virginia. To keep things interesting, the band have also included remixes of three tracks from Yolk in the Fur for the EP: Shy Layers' trip-funky "There Is A Ledger", Dondadi's glitched-out "Love Is Better", and Eerie Gates' atmospheric "All Some Frenchman's Joke". Wild Pink recently performed at Bowery Ballroom, and they're currently on a US tour. While you wait for them to return to NYC, you can listen to "Coaches Who Cry" below. - Will Sisskind


Wild Pink brings folk tinged Indie Rock to Mercury on 10.08

Hailing from New York City, indie rock trio Wild Pink brings together an intoxicating blend of songwriting talent, featuring lead singer John Ross's soft and warm vocals on an often driven instrumental backdrop. After two EPs since 2015, earlier this year they released their debut full-length record, a self-titled effort featuring stand out single ‘Great Apes’, and ten more songs walking the line between delicate songwriting and DIY slacker attitude. Tracks such as opener ‘How Do You Know If God Takes You Back’ and ‘Wizards of Loneliness’ (streaming below) showcase the band's softer side, bringing out dream-folk overtones. They'll take the stage at Mercury Lounge on October 18th opening for Pinact and performing alongside New York locals Your Dream Coat- Vernon McGhee


Wild Pink brings punk-influenced indie rock to Goldsounds, 7.26

Wild Pink is one of those rare bands that's able to channel the emotional without being melodramatic, the nostalgic without the overly sentimental. The New York-based three-piece informs their brand of indie rock with punk and garage influences, while their narrative-inspired lyricism channels a singer-songwriter vibe. Their New York roots become clear in songs like “Great Apes” (streaming below) where they make specific references to their surroundings (“Riding out some psychotropics / In the shadow of the World Trade / Trying hard to understand the culture in my face.”) The dynamics of the song are reminiscent of early 2000s indie rock, but their simple, raw lyrics modernize the track. Their next live show will be at Goldsounds in Brooklyn on the 26th, and after that, The Knit on 08.23 and then a September East Coast tour. - Lilly Milman

Wild Pink releases dreamy debut LP, plays Baby's All Right on 04.18

Embracing at once gentleness, distortion, reverb and feedback, NYC trio Wild Pink crafts dreamo-pop that's enjoyable and varied. And in case you are wondering what "dreamo-pop" is, it's dream pop with traces of emo in it (you should have gotten that one!). After two EPs released in 2015 and 2016, the band dropped their debut, self titled full length earlier in 2017, and it's a record of rare songwriting consistency. They have two pretty solid local shows coming up, one at Baby's All Right on April 18, and one at BK Bazaar on May 20th. Check out single "Great Apes," streaming below


To check out at CMJ: Wild Pink plays Lit Lounge on 10.14

The CMJ Music Marathon is just a week away (bloody hell, not sure we trained hard enough for it this year...), and The Deli as always will focus its attention away from the bands everybody wants to see, to highlight instead those that too many will miss: the so called "emerging artists." NYC Wild Pink definitely belongs to the category, having released their debut, five track EP 'Good Life' this past June - although they were obviously on Pianos radar earlier than that. It's an electric record that (unexpectedly enough) does NOT quote Pavement nor Dinosaur Jr nor the grunge invasion of the '90s - the trio deserves one thumb up just for that. We hear a little bit of early Modest Mouse and Guided by Voices' earnest attitude here and there, but it's an overall interesting release, full of raw intensity and not afraid to slow down the tempo, like in tracks "Good Life" and River "Run RX." But since upbeat stuff is what most people want, we'll stream opening single "Is This Hotel Haunted?". Wild Pink will be performing at Lit Lounge (which apparently isn't closing anymore) on October 14th.


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