Backing more “mature” sounding album, Wild Nothing play The Independent

Jack Tatum (photo: Shawn Brackbill) After crafting two immaculate albums of whimsical dreampop tunes, Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum has returned this year with what might be called his “mature” release, a term that is usually code for either boring or difficult. Yet Life of Pause, which came out in February, is neither of those things. Tatum, who founded Wild Nothing as a bedroom recording project in 2009, still has an impeccable ear for melodic, yearning tunes. But the lilting, airy songs that filled his earlier work are now underpinned with moments of dissonant white noise and woozy, dense [...]

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Mixtape: Surveying the Indie Pop Renaissance (Podcast #241)

Mixtape: Surveying the Indie Pop Renaissance (Podcast #241) We love psych rock, garage, folk rock, singer-songwriter stuff, and a variety of other musical genres here at The Bay Bridged, but our first love was, and will forever be, indie pop. From the jangly to the synthy, an uber-catchy, clever pop song is something to be treasured. After what felt like a few slightly lean years for the genre (from our perspective, anyway), we're now in the midst of a real fertile time for great indie pop. This month's mixtape collects over an hour's worth of great new and recent indie [...]

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