Wild Nothing : Laughing Gas

One of the great pleasures in life for me is to drop into a Jack Tatum(aka Wild Nothing) album and just get lost in his 80s-tinged dream pop. I dropped in with 2012s Nocturne and have been a major fan of Wild Nothing ever since. Tatum is all about the hook and the grandeur of […]

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Wild Nothing : Indigo

Jack Tatum has a way with songwriting. He’s proven that since the beginning. Since way back in 2010 when Tatum was recording these dreamy, hazy pop songs in his bedroom that ended up being Wild Nothing’s debut Gemini. On that album the lo-fi aspect of the recordings added a touch of mystery to the proceedings, […]

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Wild Nothing’s ‘Indigo’

I remember the fall of 2012 pretty well. I’d seemed to hit a goldmine of new music and it all seemed to be coming from New York record label Captured Tracks. The Soft Moon, Craft Spells, DIIV, Chris Cohen and Mac Demarco were all kind of revelatory artists I found on this seemingly small indie […]

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Wild Nothing : Life of Pause

I’ve been smitten with Jack Tatum ever since I heard “Nocture” back in 2012. Such beauty and bittersweet melodies in that song. I knew right then that this Tatum fellow knew how to turn emotional dials with the magic that is music. He was also tapping into my childhood growing up in the early 80s. […]

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Wild Nothing-Empty Estate

Jack Tatum and Wild Nothing make music that’s both very familiar and very foreign to ears. At once his songs are a flashback to the early days of 80s alternative and at the same time they’re the echoes in his head of some alternate universe where The Thompson Twins, Art of Noise, and Gary Numan […]

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