16 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Listening to Wild Cub is like hearing Phil Collins and TV on the Radio fooling around in the studio late at night, after Danger Mouse sprinkles a little pixie dust in the room before vanishing. The Nashville band has a familiar feel, like they’ve been making your favorite music since you were a kid; that's not easy to do when the music also sounds utterly fresh and new. Singer Keegan DeWitt’s voice is soft and scruffy, wrapped in just enough echo to lend some distance for mystery’s sake. The syncopated guitar notes, muffled tom booms, and reedy, ‘80s basslines create a cocoon of comfort. “Thunder Clatter” is the single (which found its way to a Bose commercial), and its beautiful Remain in Light—style twinkle is inarguably irresistible. But also give the warm and spooky “Drive” or the soulful “Wild Light” a try (the latter again teasing at Talking Heads, with a playful keyboard riff echoing “This Must Be the Place”). Drummer (and producer) Dabney Morris is a stellar musician, knowing exactly when to pounce and when to lay back and weave an intricate but subdued foundation. Intoxicating.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Listening to Wild Cub is like hearing Phil Collins and TV on the Radio fooling around in the studio late at night, after Danger Mouse sprinkles a little pixie dust in the room before vanishing. The Nashville band has a familiar feel, like they’ve been making your favorite music since you were a kid; that's not easy to do when the music also sounds utterly fresh and new. Singer Keegan DeWitt’s voice is soft and scruffy, wrapped in just enough echo to lend some distance for mystery’s sake. The syncopated guitar notes, muffled tom booms, and reedy, ‘80s basslines create a cocoon of comfort. “Thunder Clatter” is the single (which found its way to a Bose commercial), and its beautiful Remain in Light—style twinkle is inarguably irresistible. But also give the warm and spooky “Drive” or the soulful “Wild Light” a try (the latter again teasing at Talking Heads, with a playful keyboard riff echoing “This Must Be the Place”). Drummer (and producer) Dabney Morris is a stellar musician, knowing exactly when to pounce and when to lay back and weave an intricate but subdued foundation. Intoxicating.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
122 Ratings
122 Ratings
voneggers ,

Thunder Clatter is just the beginning

Wow! Wild Cub's Thunder Clatter is my song of the year after hearing it on alt nation all fall! The perfect song you fall in love with and never get tired of. So I got the album and there are so many more songs! Colour, Wishing Well, Jonti and Lies are my favorites so far. I'm sure I'll be listening to this album all year.

Micheetah ,

Love!!!

Saw these guys at SXSW2013 and was impressed. They are great!

BlueEyedwonder06 ,

Fantastic Album

Saw them on Jimmy Fallon performing "Thunder Clatter" and bought the album upon hearing the rest of the songs. Such a great album to start out the year.

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