Wild International, Rod Hamilton
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
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Royal Forest are big on field recordings. The Austin foursome have made songs in a single-prop airplane above the Texas hill country, inside a World War II submarine in Galveston, and in the midst of a lightning storm among the Monahans sand dunes, and their latest track, "Everyone Who Knows You," definitely sounds like it was crafted in the thick of something. A grinding groove gives the psych-pop tune its spine as bursts of warped, flailing melodies and stifled vocals conjure a garbled transmission from a forgotten era.
Wild International was formed in May 2009 on Long Island, New York by high school friends Ryan Camenzuli, Greg Coffey, Bryan Daly. The three friends started playing music together in their practice space, experimenting and
tinkering with guitars, bass and various percussion instruments. Ultimately relying on a foundation of bass, drums and guitar, Wild International layers polyrhythmic beats, vocal harmonies and experimental noises to create their full and textured sound. The band recently put the finishing touches on Lake Tones, their new 6-song EP slated for a December 18th release date.
In their first year as a band, Wild International played shows around Long Island and released their first self-titled EP. 2010 marked the time where the band decided to leave Long Island and move to New York City to submerge themselves in the diversity of the music scene there. Flash forward to 2011, the band started writing and recording the music that would ultimately become Lake Tones. With the new batch of songs, the band incorporated the natural elements that worked from the first EP, but built upon that foundation by using sampling and effects processing to evolve their sound into something that straddles the line between the electronic and the organic, with parts of the EP rippling melody while other parts tapping their more primordial side. The result is a ride that is free-flowing, yet somehow structured within the constraints of an EP.
In their time as a band, Wild International has shared the stage with bands such as Prince Rama, Dana Buoy (of Akron/Family), Mykki Blanco, The Death Set, The Elwins and also played the 2010 Bamboozle festival. The band will be playing the New York City area in October, and are planning additional shows supporting the release later in the year and in early 2013.