Wild Nothing announces new album, Indigo, shares “Letting Go”: Stream

Along with the announcement, Jack Tatum has mapped out a North American headlining tour

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Wild Nothing, photo by Cara Robbins

    When last we heard from Wild Nothing, the venerable dream pop project of Jack Tatum had contributed a new song, “Begin Again”, to last year’s anti-Trump Our First 100 Days compilation. It marked Tatum’s first release since 2016’s Life of Pause, which is now getting a proper follow-up with new LP Indigo. It arrives on August 31st via Captured Tracks.

    After building a wealth of demos, Tatum recorded the album at Hollywood’s Sunset Sound, recruiting drummer Cam Allen and guitarist Benji Lysaght to track the record live while Tatum played bass. The result was then molded and repurposed by producer Jorge Elbrecht (Japanese Breakfast, Ariel Pink) in Denver before Tatum added the finishing touches at LA’s Glassell Park studio.

    “I wanted it to sound like a classic studio record, as close as I could get it there. It just boils down to me wanting to fit into some larger narrative, musically, in terms of these artists I love,” Tatum says in a press release. “I think about how my music will age. Ideas of ‘timeless’ are going to be different—so if Indigo is not timeless then it’s at least ‘out of time.’”


    Accompanying the announcement is Indigo’s lead single, “Letting Go”, which pair’s the band’s signature blend of enveloping synths with a rousing, anthemic chorus that rides along Tatum’s yearning, empathic vocals. Stream it below.

    Wild Nothing will also hit the road this fall for an expansive North American tour. See the dates, as well as Indigo’s artwork and tracklist, below.

    Indigo Artwork:


    Indigo Tracklist:
    01. Letting Go
    02. Oscillation
    03. Partners In Motion
    04. Wheel of Misfortune
    05. Shallow Water
    06. Through Windows
    07. The Closest Thing To Living
    08. Dollhouse
    09. Canyon on Fire
    10. Flawed Translation
    11. Bend


    Wild Nothing 2018 Tour Dates:
    10/16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    10/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
    10/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
    10/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    10/20 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    10/21 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    10/23 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
    10/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
    10/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
    10/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
    10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    10/30 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
    10/31 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Vancouver
    11/01 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    11/02 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    11/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    11/04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    11/06 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
    11/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
    11/08 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
    11/09 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    11/10 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    11/12 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
    11/13 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
    11/14 – Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
    11/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    11/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    11/I18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club