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Secular Music

by Wilding

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GHOST DEER you’re always coddling their minds you’re always covering your eyes you’re always spoiling the surprise I don’t wanna know cautionary tales customary lies coronary fails momentary lives you’re all dressed up & then morning comes & no one even noticed you’re all messed up & losing touch you’re going on & on & on getting nowhere always starting over going nowhere starting any moment falling fevers broken pieces modern dreamers our deceivers getting nowhere always starting over going nowhere starting any moment
Skin Shells 02:45
SKIN SHELLS colorblind recognize sound & shapes masquerades compromise undefined awkward phase on display modern days runaways fortune said, "stay in bed" socialites magnified our decay's no debate
HOT PROWL happiest when you're starting to wake up then you know, then you don't  then get dressed and get started for the door then it's dark then it starts at the parties when your talking to yourself then you stop, then you go all the garbage that they wanted you to know then forget what it's for paranoid what you're starting to make up suit yourself, just because chemicals turn your body into dust then it stops, then it slows bad advice taking twice the normal dose then you sleep, then you doze then it starts all the breaking in your heart then it's gone then echoes all the noises when you're talking to yourself then you stop  then let go and the voices you're pretending not to know then they stop then explode someone somewhere something  someday now 
HAUNTED MOUTH  signals & miscellaneous echoes & conversation(s) count all the seconds, learn all the patterns cycle the situations sick of the simultaneous disgust & fascination dreams won’t go away you’re literally seeing things in the dark and on the walls in the yard and in the hall(s) glittering fever dreams in your mind and out your mouth in your eyes and all around all our faces are erased, no ones gonna know our/your name(s) all our welcome’s over-stayed tonight no one’s gonna stay the same, no one’s gonna come explain auto-fades and no escape in sight.
VCR's & SAMURAI SWORDS miniscule invisible desensitized and mesmerized invincible in principal conceptualize our paradise... over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over again same shit different day magnificent indifference deemphasized & paralyzed injurious incurious contextualize our parasites best guess, no doubt endless let down


Los Angeles trio Wilding release their debut EP Secular Music via Friendship Fever on 28 April. Fronted by visionary songwriter Dave Woody, formerly of 90s indie fuzz-rockers Fiver, he is joined by Andrew Platts on drums and bass player Bowman. Wilding’s is at once harmonic, melodic and even dark at times dominated by scuzzy, chiming guitars and a heavy back beat, with Dave’s voice soaring above the cacophony in a register all its own.
Wilding shared the video for the track "Ghost Deer" with Stereogum, who said; "The clip splices scenes of Dave Woody and his bandmates performing with images of astronaut training and space shuttle launching with pillars of smoke left in its wake. The dimly lit video often fades to darkness, leaving nothing but the bright flames of takeoff against the band’s wall of noisy guitar distortion."

Originally from Modesto, California, Dave Woody emerged from the same scene that launched Grandaddy. As frontman of Fiver, he garnered a long list of accolades over the span of three LPs, the first of which was produced by Jason Lytle. With Fiver he toured with Death Cab for Cutie, played alongside the Silversun Pickups and opened for Frank Black in London.

Wilding has roots meandering back to the early 2000s whilst Woody was working on other projects. Standing apart from the homegrown California scene-shifters, the songs he was working on embodied a kind of symphonic noisy bliss that made perfect sense. As he explains; "Wilding has always felt like a different kind of energy to me. There is a darkness there, but it gets delivered in this burst of light and energy. We're pretty much guaranteed to wind up disappointed, but we can never give up that search for something better inside ourselves. Destroy complacency. These songs shine a light on the dark."

The five beautifully crafted fuzz-pop songs on the Secular Music EP have dizzyingly varied themes. “Ghost Deer” is an ode to the unknown genius plodding away in the shadows, whereas “Skin Shells” is a slacker-take on Plato’s cave allegory in a two-minute pop song. “Haunted Mouth” is inspired by a tape-recording found by the FBI at the infamous site of the People’s Temple/Jim Jones tragedy and “VCR” was inspired by a My Bloody Valentine song.


released April 28, 2017

Dave Woody: Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Platts: Drums
Bowman: Bass


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Wilding Los Angeles, California

Dave - guitar / vox
Andrew - drums
Bowman - bass

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