Introducing LA outfit, WILDERADO – New Track, Bottoms(!)

Introducing LA outfit, WILDERADO – New Track, Bottoms(!)

An introduction to LA outfit, Wilderado and their rather ace new track, ‘Bottoms’ which has just gone live.

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Of the release, they say – “Three years ago we wrote a bunch of material that became our first two EPs. A couple of the original tunes didn’t make the compilations, so we’ve decided to release them one by one alongside new material we have recently done with our friend, collaborator, producer, guru, soft-spoken-spiritual guide James McCalister. As a subtle nod to the in betweeners, the left overs, the ones that weren’t invited to sit with the cool kids we will be releasing these songs with the first one coming this week”.



“Impressive harmonies…”—NME

“It’s this South-Central Americana-meets—Laurel Canyon vibe that first grabs your attention listening to these songs.”—Paste

“Dynamic.”—The Wild Honey Pie


“Bottoms” is the new track from emerging LA-based band Wilderado, formerly Bird Dog, available now via. National Anthem.

The new music follows the band’s debut EP Misty Shrub which received widespread critical praise—Consequence of Sound hailed, “As winter sinks in, Bird Dog’s warm strokes of indie-focused Americana hold all the hope and promise of spring,” while Indie Shuffle furthered it “…exudes the whole folk music vibe…before a refreshing transition midway through into pure rock n’ roll.”

Like earlier workings Misty Shrub and Latigo, Bottoms was produced by James McAlister (known for his work with Sufjan Stevens) and mixed by The Shins’ Yuki Matthews.

The band has been touring extensively for the past year including support slots for Wild Feathers and Ryan Bingham, and festival appearances at BottleRock Napa and SXSW. More dates to be added soon.  

Wilderado is Maxim Helmerich (vocals, guitar), Tyler Wimpee (guitar, vocals), Colton Dearing (percussion, keys, vocals) and Justin Kila (drums). Two band members hail from Tulsa, OK while two grew up in Dallas, TX. They all came to L.A. around the same time and reconnected serendipitously.


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Introducing LA outfit, WILDERADO – New Track, Bottoms(!)