If you’ve managed to pry your ears away from Wildlife Control‘s infectious hit “Analog or Digital”, I have good news for you: the bicoastal duo’s debut album is out today. The brothers Shah continued to collaborate from their respective locations in Brooklyn and San Francisco, but were able to get in the studio together in NYC to complete a cohesive and multi-faceted release.
Album opener “Brooklyn” leads with driving guitar and paced drum, before a breakdown that makes me feel like I should march the next time I arrive in the famed city. My current favorite, “Tangerine”, might even surpass “Analog or Digital” in replay-ability, in an ode to a love interest with fruit-colored hair as classical piano interchanges with newer electro pop elements. Piano makes a many welcome appearances on previously teased cut “Spin”, amid a cacophony of horns on “Disguise” and anchors the second half of the swirling sounds of “Darkness”. When the tempo slows at the midway point of the record on instrumental cut “Oakland”, it only gives you a moment to appreciate the reverb. “Melody” hovers like a welcome sunset before rising again on the inspirational “Lose”. If you haven’t found your summer album yet, bang this for the rest of August and beyond.
Stream “Tangerine” and “Lose” below, the entire album here and pick up Wildlife Control – Wildlife Control on Amazon or iTunes.
If your in NYC or San Fran, head to album premiere parties coming up on each coast:
Aug 03 – NYC – Mercury Lounge
Sept 07 – San Francisco – Bottom of the Hill