Wild Nothing to release new album from captivity in August, shares first single and fall tour dates

Wild Nothing to release new album from captivity in August, shares first single and fall tour dates
Photo: Cara Robbins (Cool-ass man-scowl: Jack Tatum)

I don’t know about you, but I like my day-glo, 80s-inspired new-wave avant pop best when it’s HOT AS FUCK outside.

Which is why it’s SO GREAT to hear that Jack Tatum — the handsome, winsome, L.A.-based devil behind Wild Nothing — will be releasing his followup to 2016’s Life of Pause at the ass-end of August.

The new one is called Indigo, and GET THIS: to make it, Tatum “confronted the Man vs. Machine dichotomy” by “seizing on the surrounding synergy,” “writ[ing] pieces of songs on guitars, with keyboards, ‘in the box’ with plug-ins and programs,” buil[ing] a series of highly detailed demos,” and then “record[ing] the final package swiftly with a live band in a studio.” #ParadigmShift!

The harrowing and unprecedented results are due August 31 via Captured Tracks (by which time it should be delectably hot and sweaty outside). And…I know this is going to BLOW YOU AWAY, but: you can actually “pre-order” the album (yeah, BEFORE August 31 even GETS here!) by clicking here. AND! You can listen to one of the new songs off it — the opening track “Letting Go” — right now down below.

Take a moment to gather the pieces of your exploded mind before scrolling down through all these juicy deliverables down below, followed by pulpy itinerary for Tatum’s planned fall tour of North America. It won’t be as satisfyingly hot n’ sweaty outside by then, unfortunately; but eh, you’ve gotta work with what you got sometimes.

Indigo tracklisting:

01. Letting Go
02. Oscillation
03. Partners In Motion
04. Wheel of Misfortune
05. Shallow Water
06. Through Windows
07. The Closest Thing To Living
08. Dollhouse
09. Canyon on Fire
10. Flawed Translation
11. Bend

Wild Nothing tour of something:

10.16.18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
10.17.18 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
10.18.18 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
10.19.18 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
10.20.18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
10.21.18 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
10.23.18 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
10.24.18 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10.25.18 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
10.26.18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater
10.27.18 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10.30.18 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
10.31.18 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial Vancouver
11.01.18 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
11.02.18 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
11.03.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
11.04.18 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
11.06.18 - Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
11.07.18 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
11.08.18 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
11.09.18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
11.10.18 - Detroit, MI - El Club
11.12.18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
11.13.18 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
11.14.18 - Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
11.16.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
11.17.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
11.18.18 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

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