NEWS : TUE, SEP 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Strange Wilds Begin North American Tour In Support Of ‘Subjective Concepts’

Strangewilds promo tour

[ Photo courtesy of the band ]

Strange Wilds begin ripping their way across North American in support of their debut album, Subjective Concepts, tomorrow night, Thursday, September 25th at Black Lodge in Seattle. The tour keeps on rolling until November 21st, and takes the band throughout the continental U.S. 

Newly added tour dates include: October 10th in Athens, OH at Galbreath Chapel; October 14th in Annondale, NY at SMOG at Bard College; October 15th in Brooklyn, NY at the Knitting Factory for Sub Pop & Hardly Art’s CMJ showcase; November 8th in San Diego, CA at the Soda Bar; and November 12th in Bakersfield, CA at Temblor Brewing Company; November 20th in Tacoma, WA at Real Art. (details below)


New to (or already obsessed with) Strange Wilds?  Find their YouTube playlist (feat. the official “Pronoia” video) right here.

Strange Wilds’ Subjective Concepts is available now on CD / LP / DL at the Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon and Bandcamp. All customers who order the LP version of Subjective Concepts from megamart.subpop.com and Bandcamp will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on white vinyl while supplies last. (There’s a new T-shirt design available too)
 

What do ‘They” say about Strange Wilds?  Here are some good words:

“Pronoia is the opposite of paranoia, essentially the happy delusion that there is a conspiracy that exists to help people. It’s also the name of the hellish four-minute blast of noise that’s the best song on this debut album by Seattle trio Strange Wilds. The follow-up to 2014’s four-track ‘Wet’ EP, Subjective Concepts sounds like it was raised on ‘Bleach’-era Nirvana and aligns the band with their Washington peers Milk Music and Naomi Punk. They build a monumental wall of hardcore noise on ‘Egophillia’, before taking a wrecking ball to it and screaming wildly into the mess. Elsewhere, there are tight grooves on ‘Disdain’ and ‘Terrible’, and the guttural riffs on ‘Starved For’ offer plenty for bleeding gums to gnaw on.” -NME
 
“Touch And Go-style post rock with early grunge.” - The AV Club
 
“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
 
“An undeniably exciting listen.” - UNCUT
 
“With their excellent full-length debut, this savage young trio offers a stiff reminder of those bygone halcyon days when Chad Channing drummed for Nirvana instead of Dave Grohl.
But while the barbed, razor-sharp riffs and tightrope bass thuds of Bleach largely inform the scrappy nature of key tracks like caustic opener “Pronoia” and the pensive “Oneirophobe,” there is an influential undercurrent of the signature sounds of their own city back in the day as well. Shades of K Records classics from Beat Happening and Some Velvet Sidewalk additionally factor into the more melodic elements of Subjective Concepts, particularly within the structures of college radio-ready songs like “Don’t Have To” and “Lose and Found.” - PASTE
 
“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
 
“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
 
“‘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
 
Tour Dates

Sep. 25 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
Sep. 26 - Vancouver, BC  - The Biltmore
Sep. 27 - Portland, OR - They Know
Sep. 30 - Olympia, WA - Old School
Oct. 01 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock
Oct. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
Oct. 03 - Tempe, AZ - Time Out Lounge
Oct. 04 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister
Oct. 05 - Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis
Oct. 06 - Omaha, NE - West Wing
Oct. 07 - Columbia, MO - Cafe Berlin
Oct. 08 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Public House
Oct. 09 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Oct. 10 - Athens, OH - Galbreath Chapel
Oct. 11 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar
Oct. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
Oct. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit
Oct. 14 - Annondale, NY - SMOG at Bard College
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory (Sub Pop / Hardly Art CMJ Showcase)
Oct. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Strange Victory Touring CMJ Party)
Oct. 17 - New York, NY - Aviv
Oct. 18 - Montreal, QC - Turbo Haus
Oct. 19 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha
Oct. 20 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
Oct. 21 - Albany, NY - The Low Beat
Oct. 22 - Providence, RI - Aurora
Oct. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Oct. 24 - Washington, DC - The (sea) Lab
Oct. 26 - RIchmond, VA - Strange Matter
Oct. 27 - Asheville, NC - Tiger Mountain
Oct. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Oct. 30 - Miami, FL - Kill Your Idol
Oct. 31 - Gainesville, FL - Fest 14 / The Atlantic
Nov. 01 - Jacksonville, FL - Rain Dogs
Nov. 02 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Nov. 03 - Houston, TX - Walter’s Downtown
Nov. 04 - Austin, TX - Beerland
Nov. 06 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
Nov. 08 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Nov. 09 - Fullerton, CA - Continental Room
Nov. 10 - El Centro, CA - Strangers
Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - All Star Lanes
Nov. 12 - Bakersfield, CA - Temblor Brewing Company
Nov. 13 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go Records
Nov. 14 - Santa Rosa, CA - Atlas Coffee Company
Nov. 16 - Reno, NV - The Holland Project
Nov. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
Nov. 18 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Nov. 19 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
Nov. 20 - Tacoma, WA - Real Art
Nov. 21 - Seattle, WA - The Highline


For more tour information + ticket links, please go here.

Posted by Rachel White