ILYSM: Spring Green Vinyl LPRMR1631
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Label: Royal Mountain Records
Release Date: 14th October
Few bands make music as expansive, as personal, as universal and as big as Wild Pink and don't end up being a yawnsome 'stadium band'. In fact a stadium would be restrictive to hold their sound, this is music that is playing to every star in the sky, this is to bounce off canyons and yet somehow the music always feels just for the listener. Epic sounding rock is rarely this good.
For those who dig: War on Drugs, Trace Mountains, Another Michael, Death Cab for Cutie...
The fourth full-length from Wild Pink, ILYSM unfolds with all the fractured beauty of a dreamscape. Over the course of 12 chameleonic tracks, the New York-bred rock band build another world inhabited by ghosts and angels and aliens, inciting a strange and lovely daze as the backdrop shifts from the mundane (subdivisions, highways, hotel parking lots) to the extraordinary (deserts, battlefields, the moon). But within its vast imagination lies a potent truth-telling on the part of singer/guitarist John Ross, whose lyrics closely examine his recent struggle with cancer. The follow-up to 2021’s A Billion Little Lights — a critically acclaimed effort praised by the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, Vulture, and Stereogum, who named it “one of the prettiest rock records of the past decade”—ILYSM emerges as a truly revelatory body of work, transforming the most painful reflection into moments of transcendence.