Wild Nothing will release its sophomore album, Nocturne, on indie label Captured Tracks next week. Here we have the the album stream for the album which follows up on their EP Consequence of Sound.
Wild Nothing Bio:
Wild Nothing is an American dream pop act created by Jack Tatum in late 2009. Jack Tatum previously played in bands Jack and the Whale and Facepaint in the college town of Blacksburg, VA. 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 around indie music circles with a cover of Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting.”  Tatum signed with Captured Tracks record label after the success of these demos and began touring with bassist Jeff Haley, guitarist Nathan Goodman, and drummer Max Brooks. Michael Skattum now plays drums.
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 the 2010. Gemini was ranked 49th best album of 2010 by Pitchfork Media and 36th best album of 2010 by Amazon.com Music Editors. Blogcritics wrote, “While I wasn’t totally convinced with Gemini as a whole, I adored it in chunks”.
A follow-up EP entitled Golden Haze was released in October 2010. Reviews of the tour that followed were lackluster. But I Just Like Music wrote “Wild Nothing is fantastic, amazing, great, delicious (maybe) and a beacon of light in the indie scene. According to me, they’re a bunch of shy guys that make some pretty great music, but…for the love of the Pixies and all things holy, make eye contact with your crowd. Wild Nothing is an awesome band. “Our Composition Book” makes my toes tap and head bop, and gets stuck in my head for hours on end. Yet, as you’ll see in the video below, there’s about a 1% difference between listening to Wild Nothing on vinyl and seeing them live.
Following up on an earlier tweet this week, Childish Gambino and Leona Lewis release their new track “Trouble.” The song was premeired on the Scott Mills show on BBC Radio 1, and is thesecond single off her upcoming album Glassheart. The single will be available to download on October 7 through iTunes.
Always down to showcase the beauty of Denver, Colorado, Jiberish is back with its 2012 fall/winter lookbook video. Getting together with some friends, the Jiberish team embarks on a days worth of adventures as they explore the outdoors in a truly fitting style for the fall season. Heavier knits along with jackets are seen as the group calmly advances through the forest for some axe throwing and relaxed skeet shooting. Back in the rapidly growing city, the team aligns with its roots as the brand’s skate desk series gets put to good use. A further look shows Momotaro produced Japanese selvedge denim, Mitchell & Ness collaborative snapbacks, along with an assortment of T-shirts. The video does an excellent job in showing off the collection, as well as the label’s affinity for natural beauty.
Though the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance may have come to close we’re still left with the images of some seriously stunning automobiles. Boasting cars from 33 states and 15 different countries, this year’s show offered attendees a look at some seldom seen vehicles. Taking home the best of show award this year was a 1928 Mercedes-Benz 608S Saoutchik Torpedo although plenty of cars on show could have made their own case for the award. Other highlights include several classic gullwing Mercedes as well as a few vintage racing Ferraris.
New from Italian designer Giorgio Bonaguro is this minimalist lamp dubbed the “Scooby-Doo Table Lamp.” A study in contrasts, the lamp pairs rich materials with a lightweight, spartan design. Set to be produced by Brazilian manufacturer La Lampe, the lamp will have its official unveiling during the firms Design Weekend event from August 23 to 26.
For the latest installment of Pitchfork.tv’s Selector series we get to know a little bit more Diplo’s latest signee Riff Raff. Mr. Raff discusses his upcoming projects with Diplo, Action Bronson, The Alchemist, Mac Miller and even a track with deceased Egyptian pharoah, King Tutankhamun. Keeping things on the humours side during the interview, things get serious when the host offers up some trap-beats from producer UZ, in which we get a freestyle from the emcee. Check the video out up above and let us know what you think.
adidas and VICE have teamed up to present a look at the Chinatown Soccer Club. Founded back in 2002, the CSC is made up of creative personalities based in NYC. Starting off as just a few guys getting together for a kick around in the Lower East Side, the CSC has evolved to become not just a soccer team but also a platform for creative expression. Part 1 starts off with a look at four longtime members: Coach Gerhard Stochl, Justin Fines, Dan Funderburgh and Peter Sutherland. Watch as they discuss not only the team but their creative endeavors and the friendships formed through the club through part 2 and 3.
Dr. Martens releases a classic workwear inspired shoe in the form of their Keaton Steel-Toe Cap Shoe. From the brand’s Fall/Winter 2012 line, these tough shoes will weather whatever storm the coming winter months may bring. Built atop the brands legendary air-cushioned sole and Goodyear welted to the leather upper, the shoe’s also feature defining point is the metal detailing on the toe cap. These are available now from oki-ni with a retail price of £140 GBP (approximately $220 USD).
Among the new wave of shoe labels manufacturing their wares in Africa — Oliberte and soleRebels being two others of note — SAWA is often credited with being the first of the lot to explore shoemaking on the great continent. Combining a refined aesthetic with socially-conscious activism, SAWA shoes are legitimate footwear options with the added benefit of helping an area of the world in need. For Fall/Winter 2012, the label has created a suede collection of low-cut and mid-cut styles in grey and blue based colorways, with off-white rubber soles that add a distinctively retro element to both sneakers. The lookbook was shot on location in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at a closed-down railway station and the authentic, vintage quality of the shots provides a perfect complement to the footwear. Look for the new SAWA Fall/Winter 2012 releases at their online store and select stockists worldwide.
Odd Future’s MellowHype releases the cover to their upcoming sophomore album Numbers. The cover takes inspirational cues from their debut album BLACKENEDWHITE, and features a cover with an upside down cross, and the album’s title. The duo will also release a free mixtape on September 11, and their album on October 2.