STRANGE WILDS SHARE “PRONOIA” VIDEO; DEBUT ALBUM SUBJECTIVE CONCEPTS OUT NOW ON SUB POP
Strange Wilds’ debut LP Subjective Concepts was released on Friday through Sub Pop. To celebrate, the band have released the official video for lead single “Pronoia.”
Directed by David Hoejke, it was premiered by Flood Magazine and finds Strange Wilds performing in a warehouse as rubbish is piled up around them, interspersed with vignettes of peoples’ struggles against capitalism and The Machine.
Strange Wilds’ Subjective Concepts is now available from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. All customers who pre-ordered the LP version ofSubjective Concepts from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on white vinyl, with a limited-edition poster. There will also be a new T-shirt design available individually and as part of a bundle with the new record.
Strange Wilds “Pronoia” video
About Strange Wilds
Strange Wilds is a musical power-trio from Olympia, Washington.
There are three members: Allen, who plays drums; Sean, who plays bass; and Steven, who sings and plays the guitar. There is also a freight train, several buzzsaws, a banshee, and some heavy, heavy Pacific doom-and-gloom up in the mix.
The group formed in 2012, when Steven met Sean while Sean’s band from Boise was playing a gig in a house where Steven lived. They became friends, and several months later Steven called Sean, who had just relocated to Olympia for college, to form the band. They were called Wet, and gigged around the West Coast as a four-piece. Allen was added as a full-time member in 2014 after a line-up change, and the band changed its name to Strange Wilds to release a 4-song EP and tour immediately. Sub Pop came calling, and signed the band last autumn. The band is now set to release its full-length debut, Subjective Concepts, this summer.
Strange Wilds slays with the hellish fury of the Northwest hardcore scene’s best, the heavenly scuzz of a Bleach-era Nirvana, and the purgatorial punishment of Touch & Go post-rock meets Devo’s de-evolution machine. The 11 songs here bleed with the hybrid DNA of Seattle’s past and future, disparate scenes fused together with sneering menace and intelligent fury in equal shares (read more at Sub Pop).
“Northwestern American trio tap into grunge’s collective unconscious, channelling crushing riffs and ancestral memories of hardcore.” MOJO
“Loud, sneering, and heavy-set, Subjective Concepts could come wrapped in a rain-soaked plaid shirt.” – LOUD & QUIET
“Taut, virile hardcore punk with a seething intelligence… It’s an absolute gem.” – CLASH MUSIC
“They are a powerful outfit, and Subjective Concepts is cohesive and fierce.” – Pitchfork
“Toggles between a coiled-snake groove and the kind of full scream-along ferocity that makes you want to thrash around in a small, dark room with a bunch of sweaty strangers. This is noisy, heavy, grimy music, and it’s great.” [“Pronoia”] – Stereogum
“‘Starved For’ sounds exactly like what you’d want to be listening to if you lived inside of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater game.” – Noisey