Wild Ones kick off West coast tour in support new album out now on Topshelf Records

By on August 30, 2014

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Photo Credit: Heather Hawke

Portland, OR’s Wild Ones will launch their west coast tour dates on September 5th in Spokane, WA. Dates run through through September 13th.

Wild Ones latest full-length ‘Keep It Safe’ was released in April 2014 via Topshelf Records, with none other than TIME Magazine naming them a “Musical Act to Watch in 2014.”

The band recently filmed a “Bing Lounge” session for Portland’s KINK Radio which can be viewed here.

Recorded and mixed by the band themselves (with help from engineer David Pollock) who operate as a DIY collective, ‘Keep It Safe’ is bigger than the sum of its meticulously gathered parts. All the members’ experiences inform pop music that is influenced by everything from German techno to American R&B. These are sounds that don’t usually come packaged together, but in the able hands of Wild Ones, they seem a perfectly natural fit, and critics agree.

‘Keep It Safe’ is available for purchase here.

What others are saying about Wild Ones:

“The group’s debut album, last year’s Keep It Safe, took a long year to record and even longer to release. Even so, despite all the craft and care that went into the album, the songs still feel casual.” -NPR Music

“In a music world where synth-heavy electro-pop frequently has its tongue firmly in its cheek, it can be difficult to know when a group is displaying a sincere love for the sound vs aping it for hipster points. There’s no doubt that the quintet Wild Ones is in the former camp. Check out the sparkling “Paia” from 2013’s Keep It Safe” -WNYC

“The melodic grace of singer Danielle Sullivan is undeniable, while the band’s mix of buoyant synth-pop and familiar indie-rock keeps things moving ever forward.” -Spin

Tour Dates:

September 05 @ Bartfest (The Bartlett) – Spokane, WA

September 06 @ Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA

September 09 @ Leo’s Music Club – Oakland, CA

September 10 @ Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA

September 11 @ San Diego Music Thing – San Diego, CA

September 12 @ The Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, CA

September 13 @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen – Davis, CA

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