Monday, December 1, 2008

New Artist/MP3: Wild Light

Indie newcomers Wild Light have built up a sizable amount of hype with only an EP and a debut album still three months out. Receiving favorable comparisons to Arcade Fire, Whiskeytown, and Flaming Lips, the New Hampshire quartet have taken classic indie rock and wrapped it in a smooth blanket of pop sensibility that is immediately recognizable yet somehow distinct.

Their upcoming album, Adult Nights, is set for release on March 3 of next year, but fortunately you can get a preview over at RCRD LBL by downloading the lead single "California On My Mind," an insanely catchy tune with endearing (albeit explicit) lyrics that should cause an immediate sing-a-long. If this is any indication of what we can expect in the future (and from what I've heard, it is) then three months can't pass quickly enough.

The band are also streaming several songs on their MySpace page.