NEWS : TUE, JUN 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Listen to a new track from Strange Wilds - ‘Subjective Concepts’ out July 24th

We are happy to release Strange Wilds’ “Starved For,” the ferocious new single from Subjective Concepts, their full-length debut.

Noisey offers this on the band: “Strange Wilds is a punk trio out of Olympia, WA that throw down powerchords suited for any damn occasion you could need. On their upcoming record Subjective Concepts...the band delivers songs displaying flourishes of the best parts of the Northwest’s storied punk history without using nostalgia as a crutch. Their new track “Starved For” sounds exactly like what you’d want to be listening to if you lived inside of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater game. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a band on Sub Pop, heavy riffs that can still guile any “normal” person into falling in love with the band’s music. In a hair under three minutes the trio manages to create a broad soundscape that covers way more ground than you’d expect on paper (see track premiere June 16th)”.
 
Strange Wilds have a few scheduled live dates to share at this time: June 26th in Seattle, WA at Black Lodge; July 18th in Olympia, WA at Old School Pizza; and July 24th in Seattle at Capitol Hill Block Party. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.
 
Subjective Concepts will be available on CD/LP/DL worldwide on Friday July 24th from Sub Pop.  The album, featuring the highlights “Pronoia,” “Starved For,”  “Disdain,” and “Egophillia,” was produced by the band at Robert Lang Studios, mixed by Jackson Long at Hear Me Shimmer, and mastered at RFI, all located in Seattle, Washington. Subjective Concepts follows Strange Wilds’ Wet EP on Inimical Records (2014), and the “Standing”  7” single (2015), also available now from Sub Pop.

Preorders for Strange Wilds’ Subjective Concepts are now available from 
Sub Pop’s Mega MartAmazon, and iTunes and Bandcamp. All customers who pre-order the LP version of Subjective 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.

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 fall. 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).

What People Are Saying About Strange Wilds:
“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

“A sludged-out mess of hardcore that slam dances with the Seattle label’s past and it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see them on a tour run that’s stacked with Mogwai, METZ, or Pissed Jeans” [“Pronoia”]  - BLARE

Tour Dates

Jun. 26 - Seattle, WA - The Black Lodge
Jul. 18 - Olympia, WA - Old School Pizza
Jul. 24 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party