Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Reviewed: Wild Nothing - Nocturne

Although this album isn't out in the UK and US until Tuesday August 28th (via Bella Union Records and Captured Tracks, respectively) I got so into it that my review's already up on Addict Music. Multi-instrumentalist and singer Jack Tatum plays on this record under the Wild Nothing moniker, adding new dimensions to the fairly on-trend and aptly lo-fi songs his Golden Haze EP initially served us.

Now it sounds like he's all grow'd up, layering luscious guitar refrains over vocals with less whimsy and more lyrical prowess. While building on his post-punk roots, he's pulled together an album that slots in with the best of his contemporaries (Twin Sister, Beach Fossils, Toro Y Moi et al) and proves he's more than a one-trick pony. I'm pretty sure somewhere in the review I refer to the album as a 'swathe of gossamer-like indie' so, um, read on for the justification of such unabashed self-indulgence.

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