Free Music! Wild Nothing - 'Golden Haze'
Wild Nothing, is the solo-project of Jack Tatum whose music is inspired by a longtime love affair with nostalgia. His debut full-length album, Gemini, released via Captured Tracks this past spring, is full of dreamy, carefree synth-pop songs that linger with an inexplicable sense of regret. This Fall the band will follow up Gemini with the Golden Haze EP, also on Captured Tracks.
MP3 - "Golden Haze" -
VIDEO: "Chinatown" -
Prior to embarking on this recent solo-project Tatum sang and played guitar with the Abe Vigoda-ish tropical punk band Facepaint and the singer/songwriter project Jack and The Whale. In the summer of 2009 The Virginia tech-college student decided to embark on his first creative-solo project playing bass, guitar, synthesizer and drums while recording in his home-studio. He soon emerged with a unique brand of dreamy pop-songs influenced by bands like, My Bloody Valentine, Shop Assistants, Go-Betweens and Cocteau Twins. In 2009 he delivered a memorable cover of the Kate Bush song "Cloudbusting," making it clear that Wild Nothing transcended the lo-fi pop-mold.
On his debut album, Gemini, Tatum's frail vocals come warped in an oozing neon haze. Carefully orchestrated synth-pop arrangements, trebly guitar riffs and tattered drum machines blend together to create an intriguing, texturally rich glo-pop album that could come only from the young at heart.
Wild Nothing's "Gemini" dropped through Captured Tracks May 25.
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/wildnothing
Label - http://www.capturedtracks.com