Tonight: Wild Nothing, Little Green Cars @ Casbah (4/15/13)
Photo by Shawn Brackbill
I can think of no better way to wind down from paying taxes than listening to the soothing sounds of Jack Tatum's band Wild Nothing. Playing to thousands of fans in the desert (Coachella) over the weekend will find a stark contrast to headlining the intimate confines of the Casbah. The band released their sophomore album Nocturne last summer. This is music that flows like a meandering stream, capturing the listener for the ride with pleasant songs throughout the album. The live performance duplicates the recordings beautifully, having seen the band in Tuscon last summer. I know this is a band that strives to find the perfect balance between all the components, such as reverb, lyrics, melodies and the rest. This is dream pop of the highest order. Do yourself a favor and head to the Middletown venue tonight, close your eyes for a moment, then open them and realize you are part of Wild Nothing's reality.
Make sure you arrive early for Little Green Cars, from Dublin, making their San Diego debut.