Stream Wild Pink’s Self-Titled Debut LP
We were first introduced to Wild Pink back in 2015 with their Good Life EP; last fall, they followed that up with their 4 Songs EP, made up of tracks they recorded during the sessions for their first full-length that didn’t fit in for one reason or another. At the end of this week, the Brooklyn-based group will finally release their self-titled debut album, and it’s as assured and tightly-constructed as that circuitous route to completion would suggest. Wild Pink vacillate between space-y folk atmospherics and rousing anthemics, grounded by a lyrical specificity that feels both off-the-cuff and enduring. Vocalist John Ross has a way of establishing time and place, and Wild Pink is filled with snapshots of a life in transition: on the open road, in the in-between pauses of a conversation. Ross delivers his lyrics almost like he’s telling an inside joke that we’re all in on, and that contributes to the album’s intimacy. We’ve already heard “Great Apes,” “Wizards Of Loneliness,” “Wanting Things Makes You Shittier,” and “Broke On,” and now you can listen to the full album below.