Vintage rock quintet Wilder Maker announces new album Zion, shares video for “Drunk Driver”

Vintage rock quintet Wilder Maker announces new album Zion, shares video for "Drunk Driver"
Photo: Chris Weiss

You know the feeling. Head still reeling, mouth dry. Lights look so much brighter. That sense that you really didn’t get a great night’s sleep. And you slept in your clothes again. What a price to pay for so much fun. Thank fuck it’s Saturday and you don’t have work.

The phone buzzes when you’re grabbing a banana and a coconut water at the corner deli. Your friends. Turns out, they were nice enough to document last night, but they swear they won’t plaster the pics all over social media. Sounds like it’s time for damage control.

We’ve all been there. Turns out, so has Wilder Maker. The Brooklyn band’s newest single “Drunk Driver” uses the simple device of reversing footage to invert the night’s debaucheries, evoking the rewinding and repiecing together in the daylight morning. Playing detective doesn’t have to be all that bad. It’s a small price to pay for the memories, right?

Their new album, Zion is due July 13 via Northern Spy. (Pre-orders come with a handmade linocut print – sweet!) Until then, check out “Drunk Driver” below, and/or behold the band’s magic for yourself at their record release show at Union Pool in New York City and their subsequent month-long tour across the states.

Zion tracklisting:

01. Closer To God
02. Impossible Summer
03. Women Dancing Immortal
04. Drunk Driver
05. Gonna Get My Money
06. Multiplied
07. Cocaine Man

Wilder Maker on tour:

07.11.18 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
07.12.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
07.13.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Record release with NADINE and Lip Talk)
07.14.18 - Rochester, NY - Small World Books
07.15.18 - Cleveland, OH - CODA
07.16.18 - Kent, OH - Stone Tavern
07.17.18 - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Tavern
07.18.18 - Detroit, MI - PJ’s Lager House
07.19.18 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village
07.20.18 - Milwaukee, WI - Company Brewing
07.21.18 - Fort Wayne, IN - Neat Neat Neat Records
07.22.18 - Columbus, OH - Brothers Drake
07.23.18 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
07.24.18 - Asheville, NC - Static Age Records
07.25.18 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
08.10.18 - Portsmouth, NH - 3S Art Space
08.11.18 - Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square
08.12.18 - Cambridge, MA - State Park Bar

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