June 13, 2012

Shadow

When Wild Nothing's Gemini first came out scores of my friends and I became obsessed with the record. It's no secret that there are hundreds of bands right now going back to the early days of recorded pop music, using fuzzy tones to cull only the best memories of summers past; but I think many will agree that few do it quite so well as Wild Nothing. Bella Union and Captured Tracks have just announced that they'll be releasing his follow up LP, Nocturne, on August 27 (UK) and August 28 (US), respectively. "Shadow" is the first single from the record, as well as the first track on the record, and it hints at a possible wider exploration of emotion through this classic style of pop music. Sweeping string synths are perfectly arranged around vocals so warm and comfortable that they'll likely leave you floating in the same way that the vox themselves float across the track. Stay tuned after the jump for a full tracklisting of Nocturne as well as a list of US Summer tour dates for Wild Nothing, a good number of which are with Beach House.

Stream: Wild Nothing - Shadow Nocturne drops August 27 via Bella Union. You can also catch "Shadow" in 7" single treatment on June 26 via Captured Tracks and August 6 via Bella Union, b/w non-album track "Feel You Now".

Nocturne tracklist: 
01 "Shadow" 
02 "Midnight Song" 
03 "Nocturne" 
04 "Through The Glass" 
05 "Only Heather" 
06 "This Chain Won’t Break" 
07 "Disappear Always" 
08 "Paradise" 
09 "Counting Days" 
10 "The Blue Dress" 
11 "Rheya" 

Wild Nothing Tour Dates: 
Jun 26: Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree 
Jun 27: Jackson, MS – Morning Bell Records & Studios 
Jun 29: El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace 
Jul 01: San Diego, CA – House of Blues * 
Jul 02: Santa Ana, CA – Contellation Room 
Jul 03: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey * 
Jul 06: Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen * 
Jul 07: Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater * 
Jul 09: Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom * 
Jul 10: Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall * 
Jul 11: St. Louis, MO – The Pageant * 
Jul 12: Knoxville, TN – Minglewood Hall * 
Jul 13: Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin 
Jul 14: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews 
Jul 15: Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose 
Jul 16: Bloomington, IA – The Bishop Bar 
Jul 17: Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue * 
Jul 18: Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom * 
Jul 19: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues * 
Jul 20: Columbus. OH – Newport Music Hall * 
Jul 21: Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre * 
Aug 09: New York, NY – Pier 84 ^ 

* w/ Beach House 
^ w/ Grimes & Diiv

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