Wild Pink – “Is This Hotel Haunted” (Stereogum Premiere)
“When I feel real good, I just feel guilty just to know my joy might bring you misery,” frontman John Ross admits on “Is This Hotel Haunted,” the lead single from Wild Pink’s debut EP, Good Life. “I didn’t mean to make you cry when I said I wouldn’t stop/ Now I don’t know why I feel so bad when last night I felt impossibly happy.” The Brooklyn-based band walks the tightrope between getting down on yourself and dancing around, with interlocking guitars and scrappy drums that provide a buffer from the dark clouds of emotion overhead. It’s the kind of songcraft that can only come about organically, and Wild Pink are all the more satisfying for it. Listen below.
Good Life is out 6/30 via Texas Is Funny.