EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Wild Light - California On My Mind
Way back in May we had the pleasure of sharing a pair of slow-roasted fistpumpers from New Hampshire quartet Wild Light. Then they disappeared into a recording studio somewhere, leaving us to subsist on nothing but BBQ sauce and stale Arcade Fire records in the interim. Wait's over. Leadoff track from their newly polished and forthcoming debut full-length Adult Nights, "California On My Mind" is a strummer and a hummer of the highest order. Much of the high-rising anthemics are still in place, though rather than let their pop jawns sneak up on you real slow-like, they put their boots on your throat instead. Sweetly and collectively.
Sounds Like: Arcade Fire, Whiskeytown, Flaming Lips