We caught up with Danielle Sullivan from from Portland, Oregon’s Wild Ones, on the road between San Diego and Los Angeles The band is…Read More
Dream-pop outfit Wild Ones, one of the most talked-about acts in their native Portland, OR, have completed their debut album Keep It Safe after over a year of intense recording and mixing sessions. The band, which faced lineup changes, hospital visits and financial drama en route to finishing its debut, took a deeply collaborative approach to crafting the record. Keep It Safe was largely self-recorded and produced, and each sonic puzzle piece has been carefully selected by the band. (Even the album artwork was created by the band’s Thomas Himes.) The resulting record is staggering: A swirling, deep concoction of electronic and analog elements that features both huge pop hooks and obsessive attention to detail. Keep It Safe is a Rubik’s Cube of a record that will appeal to fans of everything from Can to Beach House to Brian Eno.
Wild Ones is a truly unique group: Its membership includes Northwest punk legends, a classical composer and musicians that grew up playing the packed, sweaty basements of Portland’s fabled house show scene. They have shared bills with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Surfer Blood, Of Montreal and STRFKR. Wild Ones was voted one of Portland’s finest live acts by peers and tastemakers in Willamette Week’s 2011 Best New Band poll and their music has been featured in Paste, My Old Kentucky Blog, Portals and IFC’s music blog. Wild Ones will also be featured on the 2013 PDX Pop Compilation.
Wild Ones will release Keep It Safe digitally and on limited edition white vinyl on Tuesday, July 9th on Party Damage Records.. A coinciding West Coast tour will be announced shortly.
Wild Ones have unveiled the latest music video from their stunning debut album Keep It Safe. The music video for “From Nothing” was filmed in the ghost town of Shaniko, OR by accomplished director Judah Switzer; known for his work with Cut Copy, Yacht,Read More
Portland, OR five-piece Wild Ones have premiered their song “From Nothing” today. As they prepare to kick off a string of western state tour dates including shows with Typhoon and Tim Kasher. “From Nothing” comes from their debut album Keep It Safe,Read More