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Wild Nothing - in concert at London Calling 2012 -Photo: Dimly Lit Stages
Wild Nothing – What American Indie and Dream Pop are up to these days. (photo: Dimly Lit Stages)

Wild Nothing- live at London Calling 2012 – Recorded November 2, 2012 – London Calling Festival, Netherlands – VPRO

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Wild Nothing in concert tonight. In contrast to a fractured Monday, compliments of Babylon Circus, I thought we’d take down a few db before we increased the voltage by the end of the week.

Wild Nothing is an American indie rock/dream pop band from Blacksburg, Virginia, formed in late 2009 by Jack Tatum. During live performances, Tatum is joined by additional musicians, currently Nathan Goodman (guitar), Jeff Haley (bass), Matt Kallman (keyboards, also of Real Estate) and Elroy Finn (drums).

To date, Wild Nothing has released four studio albums, Gemini (2010), Nocturne (2012), Life of Pause (2016) and Indigo (2018), and two EPs, Golden Haze (2010) and Empty Estate (2013).

Jack Tatum (whose full name is John Alexander Tatum) previously played in bands Jack and the Whale and FACEPAINT in the college town of Blacksburg. He began recording under the name Wild Nothing in the summer of 2009. Emerging at a time when a handful of C86-esque groups were in vogue, Tatum’s demos garnered attention in indie music circles with a cover of Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting”. Tatum signed with the Captured Tracks record label after the success of these demos, and began touring with Haley, Goodman and drummer Max Brooks.

Wild Nothing’s first single, “Summer Holiday,” was released on Captured Tracks in 2009, followed by “Cloudbusting.” The band’s debut full-length, Gemini, was released in the spring of 2010. Gemini was ranked the 49th best album of 2010 by Pitchfork and 36th best album of 2010 by Amazon music editors. Blogcritics wrote, “While I wasn’t totally convinced with Gemini as a whole, I adored it in chunks”.
Follow-up EP Golden Haze was released in October 2010.

Wild Nothing released their second album, Nocturne, on August 28, 2012, via Captured Tracks. The album was well received critically and commercially, debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard New Artist and Alternative New Artist charts, receiving “Best New Music” from Pitchfork, and receiving top slots on the year-end lists of Under the Radar and iTunes Alternative.

Wild Nothing announced their fourth studio album, Indigo, alongside the first single, “Letting Go”, on June 5, 2018. The album was released on August 31, 2018.

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