Stream Wild Pink Good Life EP (Stereogum Premiere)

Stream Wild Pink Good Life EP (Stereogum Premiere)

Wild Pink’s lead single “Is This Hotel Haunted,” which we posted last month, is an airy song for a stuffy day, which it most decidedly is on the East Coast right now. The Brooklyn-based band feels similarly refreshing on the other four tracks on their new EP, Good Life, tempering some heavy notions with buoyant pick-me-up guitars and a driving, stumbling forward momentum. John Ross’ scratchy vocals demand to be heard, speaking truth in simple terms: “I want a good life,” he says on the title track. Over rollicking backbeats, the band reflects back on past mistakes and attempts to untangle the present: “I’m struggling to keep the dark out/ I’m tired and I wanna go home now/ I’m sick of it, I’m sick of my shit,” he sings on “River Run RX.” The emotions Wild Pink grapple with may be messy, but their music is markedly not. Listen to the whole EP below.

Tour Dates:
07/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
07/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
07/07 Pittsburgh, PA @ City Grows
07/08 Kent, OH @ Stone Tavern w/ Curtail
07/09 Cincinnati, OH @ Da Vida House on Eden
07/10 Evansville, IN @ PG’s
07/11 St. Louis, MO @ Dugan Haus
07/12 Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Toz
07/13 Madison, WI @ TBA
07/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters w/ Temple
07/15 Chicago, IL @ Fizz
07/16 Akron, OH @ It’s A Kling Thing
07/17 Detroit, MI @ Merrick House
07/18 Buffalo, NY @ The Glitterbox
07/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Cake Shop

Good Life is out 6/30 via Texas Is Funny.

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