Baltimore-based Wildhoney is comprised of five
members: Zach Inscho (drums), Joe Trainor (guitar), Nathan O'Dell (guitar),
Alan Everhart (bass) and Lauren Shusterich (vox). Wildhoney released not one
but two extremely significant records in 2015 – the Your Face
Sideways 12” EP and their debut LP Sleep
Through It. While the preceding EPs, Seventeen
Forever and Wildhoney,
are both excellent, Sleep Through It and Your Face Sideways showcase
a band in full bloom.
Wildhoney has a gift for nailing perfect pop gems with
precision accuracy, offering a sound both concise and sonically complex.
Lauren’s catchy vocal melodies sparkle amid the striking instrumental work
provided by her bandmates while pop hooks and constructions shine out through
sprays of translucent sonic vapor. Their songs capture a punk-tinged energy that
effervesces wonderfully in live performance, a setting in which the band truly
unleashes its squall. We are proud to present the following interview to you.
When The Sun Hits Interviews Wildhoney
and when was the band formed?
The band was formed on a winter night in
Baltimore. We imagined that we might feel better about life if we turned some
of our negative experiences into pop songs.
you tell us what the band has been working on and what you've got forthcoming
in the near future (any new releases, tour, etc.)?
We recently released a four way split 12"
calledContinental Drift on Slumberland Records in the US, and on Fortuna POP!
in the UK. The other bands on it are Mercury Girls, The Spook School and
Tigercats. It's humbling to have put music out on two labels who have released
many of our favourite records and influenced us as artists.
We just finished a full US/CAN tour in support of
Cymbals Eat Guitars with Field Mouse.We debuted a bunch of new songs from our
next LP at the shows (the LP is an untitled work in progress as of now).
Lauren made a shirt with an alien giving you the finger.
The incomparable Swedish group The Mary Onettes
have released a new single called "Juna," which is their first new
music since the single "Ruins" was released in the spring of 2015. “Juna”
is pop perfection, at which The Mary Onettes have always excelled, and we
honestly cannot stop listening to this song.
“Disintegration” is the captivating new single +
video from Portland trio WL's forthcoming sophomore LP, Light Years, set for release
via XRAY Records on October
28th, 2016. The slow, dreamlike quality of the video, which was directed
by Gary Tyler, pairs perfectly with the song’s enchanting melody. The video is
gorgeously shot and transforms what at first appear to be mundane, everyday
activities into poignant and haunting revelations.
The band had this to say about the video:
“Gary approached us with an interest in working
together on a video after he heard the song 'Disintegrate'. He brought together
a great team of people who executed an extremely professional production. We
had been working on a full movie with a few other directors for the rest of the
album and, in the end, together we decided to release this piece as a single
version of the song."
There’s another video for “Disintegrate” which is
part of the series of videos by various directors that will combine to create a
single film soundtracked by the album in its entirety, allowing Light Years to
be presented as a “visual album” (we’ve posted all installments
so far). The other video for “Disintegrate” was premiered yesterday on Grey
“A melancholy video about drugstores.”– Gary Tyler,