Wild Nothing gives up on finishing movies, announces new full-length Life of Pause

Wild Nothing gives up on finishing movies, announces new full-length Life of Pause
Photo: Shawn Brackbill

So, you’ve understandably resolved to hire a tomato-hurler to bust into your house at spontaneous times in order to essentially eliminate the notion of “monotonous comfort” from your life. Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing probably isn’t the guy for you (given the amicable disposition conveyed by his upper-register vocals, spinning you inevitably toward optimism), but that doesn’t mean he can’t relate to the feeling of being fed up or offended by the idea of personal stasis. Mixing things up to varying degrees is to some extent Tatum’s musical philosophy, and Wild Nothing’s just-announced album Life of Pause is reportedly the concerted pinnacle of that. “I desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace me,” he says.

And marginally displace it did, as the album was recorded over the span of several weeks between studios in Los Angeles and Stockholm. Those concerned about a stylistic trip to another dimension can rest easy though, as Tatum confirms that the new album does, in fact, still “sound like him,” and not a version of him inexplicably taken over by a lust for hardcore genres. Nocturne was the very opposite of that, if you recall.

The album’s out February 19 via Captured Tracks. Here’s an audible snippet of “To Know You” and “TV Queen”:

Life of Pause tracklisting:

01. Reichpop
02. Lady Blue
03. A Woman’s Wisdom
04. Japanese Alice
05. Life of Pause
06. Alien
07. To Know You
08. Adore
09. TV Queen
10. Whenever I
11. Love Underneath My Thumb

[Photo: Shawn Brackbill]

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