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19 October 2016

TONIGHT! When The Sun Hits on DKFM. Stream it live || 10pm EST / 9pm CST.

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When The Sun Hits Interviews Wildhoney.

Baltimore-based Wildhoney is comprised of five members: Zach Inscho (drums), Joe Trainor (guitar), Nathan O'Dell (guitar), Alan Everhart (bass) and Lauren Shusterich (vox). Wildhoney released not one but two extremely significant records in 2015 – the Your Face Sideways 12” EP and their debut LP Sleep Through It. While the preceding EPs, Seventeen Forever and Wildhoney, are both excellent, Sleep Through It and Your Face Sideways showcase a band in full bloom. 

Wildhoney has a gift for nailing perfect pop gems with precision accuracy, offering a sound both concise and sonically complex. Lauren’s catchy vocal melodies sparkle amid the striking instrumental work provided by her bandmates while pop hooks and constructions shine out through sprays of translucent sonic vapor. Their songs capture a punk-tinged energy that effervesces wonderfully in live performance, a setting in which the band truly unleashes its squall. We are proud to present the following interview to you.

When The Sun Hits Interviews Wildhoney

How and when was the band formed?
The band was formed on a winter night in Baltimore. We imagined that we might feel better about life if we turned some of our negative experiences into pop songs.

Can you tell us what the band has been working on and what you've got forthcoming in the near future (any new releases, tour, etc.)?
We recently released a four way split 12" called Continental Drift on Slumberland Records in the US, and on Fortuna POP! in the UK. The other bands on it are Mercury Girls, The Spook School and Tigercats. It's humbling to have put music out on two labels who have released many of our favourite records and influenced us as artists.

We just finished a full US/CAN tour in support of Cymbals Eat Guitars with Field Mouse. We debuted a bunch of new songs from our next LP at the shows (the LP is an untitled work in progress as of now).

 Also, Lauren made a shirt with an alien giving you the finger.

New Single: The Mary Onettes || Juna.

The incomparable Swedish group The Mary Onettes have released a new single called "Juna," which is their first new music since the single "Ruins" was released in the spring of 2015. “Juna” is pop perfection, at which The Mary Onettes have always excelled, and we honestly cannot stop listening to this song. 

Buy it here and obsess with us.

07 October 2016

Video Premiere + New Single: WL || Disintegrate.

“Disintegration” is the captivating new single + video from Portland trio WL's forthcoming sophomore LP, Light Years, set for release via XRAY Records on October 28th, 2016. The slow, dreamlike quality of the video, which was directed by Gary Tyler, pairs perfectly with the song’s enchanting melody. The video is gorgeously shot and transforms what at first appear to be mundane, everyday activities into poignant and haunting revelations.

The band had this to say about the video:
“Gary approached us with an interest in working together on a video after he heard the song 'Disintegrate'. He brought together a great team of people who executed an extremely professional production. We had been working on a full movie with a few other directors for the rest of the album and, in the end, together we decided to release this piece as a single version of the song."

There’s another video for “Disintegrate” which is part of the series of videos by various directors that will combine to create a single film soundtracked by the album in its entirety, allowing Light Years to be presented as a “visual album” (we’ve posted all installments so far). The other video for “Disintegrate” was premiered yesterday on Grey Estates. 

“A melancholy video about drugstores.” – Gary Tyler, Director