Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wilder Maker - "Drunk Driver"

Photo by Chris Weiss
Indie rock bands basically make up 84% of Brooklyn's population, so in order for a band to stick out they have to bring something unique to the table. If we're writing about them, Wilder Maker must be one of those bands. Their newest single, "Drunk Driver," starts out as a quiet, mellow song. It reminds me quite a bit of what I love about Big Thief. A lot of their songs also start out quietly and then just build into an explosion. But "Drunk Driver" never explodes. It stays quiet and mellow while building in intensity. It changes ever so slightly sonically but completely in tone. It reminds me of horror films like It Follows or Hereditary in how they can crank up the mood and tone without a big event or loud noise.

You can watch the video for "Drunk Driver" below. Zion, the new album from Wilder Maker, will be out July 13 on Northern Spy Records. You can pre-order your copy over on Bandcamp. For more on Wilder Maker, check out their website. Tour dates are below the video.

July 11 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
July 12 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
July 13 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
July 14 Rochester, NY @ Small World Books
July 15 Cleveland, OH @ CODA
July 16 Kent, OH @ Stone Tavern
July 17 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern
July 18 Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
July 19 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
July 20 Milwaukee, WI @ Company Brewing
July 21 Fort Wayne, IN @ Neat Neat Neat Records
July 22 Columbus, OH @ Brothers Drake
July 23 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
July 24 Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records
July 25 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
August 10 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Art Space
August 11 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
August 12 Cambridge, MA @ State Park Bar

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