Wild Nothing didn’t waste anytime writing more tunes following 2012’s Nocturne release and fresh out of their sets at Coachella, they’ve released details of a new EP, a video, and a brand new track.
The Empty Estate EP, features seven tracks recorded in Brooklyn at Gary’s Electric by Al Carlson, and the video for “A Dancing Shell” follows a surrealist art deco drawings through various situations.
Jack Tatum had this to say about the new EP:
“This is a record that happened very fast for me. We had just gotten back from a particularly long European tour last November, our first supporting Nocturne, and I was feeling a lot of things. I found myself struggling with what it meant to be a musician, with what music in general meant to me and what part I could possibly play in it. Playing the same songs every night for months left me bored with myself. But when I got home, for the first time in awhile it suddenly seemed that the pressure was off. We didn’t have any tours planned for several months and I started to remember again why I love music in the first place. I listened to Brian Eno and David Bowie for weeks on end and felt like I was hearing them for the first time. I took a trip to Miami with my girlfriend. I visited my family. I felt free to try things musically that I would have stifled before. The songs on this EP were recorded over a 10 day period and are a reflection of this time. Of all the frustrations and successes and moments of peace in between.”
Catch Wild Nothing on tour this spring and summer at the dates below and be sure to check out the merch table, which will have a bunch of limited edition gear designed by Eric Shaw, including a slap bracelet!
Empty Estate EP Tracklist:
1. The Body In Rainfall
2. Ocean Repeating (Big-eyed Girl)
3. On Guyot
5. Data World
6. A Dancing Shell
Wild Nothing Tour Dates:
Mar 23 Barcelona – Primavera
Mar 25 London – Field Day
May 30 Porto – Optimus Primavera Sound
Jun 08 New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
Jul 24 New York, NY – Terminal 5*
Jul 25 Boston, MA – House of Blues*
Aug 03 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
Aug 04 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
* w/ Father John Misty