Photo by Ebru Yildiz
Wilder Maker continue to make some of the most interesting indie rock out there today. The Brooklyn band's latest, "Letter of Apology," has that perfect mix of indie rock and Americana that we're obviously going to adore in these parts. It's also as catchy as a pop song despite being planted firmly in the world of rock. It's kind of like if Tom Petty collaborated with Rilo Kiley, and who on this planet doesn't want to hear that? Long time Wilder Maker fans will also be thrilled to hear that it features ex-member Katie Von Schleicher on backing vocals and guitar!
Gabriel Birnbaum says of his band's new song:
"'Letter' is a hooky pop song about apocalyptic depression. It’s been a part of the live set for years but it took us a while to get that manic edge it needs on record. I remember bringing a pile of songs I’d lost perspective on over to Katie’s apartment to see if they were any good, and as soon as we started singing the chorus on this one together it felt electric. She didn’t want to play the guitar solo at first, but we persuaded her eventually, and she kills it.”
You can watch the video for "Letter of Apology" below. Male Models is due out July 29 on Western Vinyl, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Wilder Maker, check out the band's Facebook and Twitter.