From Atlanta, GA, The Wild are a bunch of friends who love playing music and sharing in the DIY philosophy of music, art, and politics. This is what The Wild has to say about themselves...
‘We are five friends having a great time playing music together... We all feel the best when we are traveling together and getting to see old friends, making new ones, jumping off of high things into water, and playing music every night…right now we’re spending our time between San Francisco and Atlanta. We write songs that are political and personal.
What pine magazine had to say about The Wild…
‘The celebratory storytelling and punk-folksy delivery of this four-piece makes you wonder how such clean guitars could get your body shaking so hard. The Wild are a lot of fun, and their approach, defiant in a Bob Dylan sort of way, should give kids everywhere the feeling that they can make a difference in the world, no matter how bad things get in the interim.’ -Pine Magazine
We are an indie folk-rock band, formed in the summer of 2008, that also sounds a lot like punk rock. We have an old airport shuttle bus that we’ve converted to our tour van…We call her Carol, but a close friend once dubbed her “Van Wilder”. We’ve traversed the country several times and put thousands of miles on Carol, and we’ve had an amazing time touring with our friends in Andrew Jackson Jihad, Against Me!, The Queers, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Bomb the Music Industry!, Cheap Girls, The Taxpayers, Pedals on our Pirate Ships, Run Forever, and Vacation. We feel like being in a band and sharing our music with others has given us the kinds of experiences we could’ve only ever dreamed about. Along with some incredible venues, we have played in kitchens, basements, hallways, back-porches, bowling alleys, and barns… for five people and for 1500… and one wedding.
We have two albums currently out on Asian Man Records. Our first full length, Set Ourselves Free, recorded by Joe Queer and produced by Jeff Rosenstock and A Collection, which compiles our first EP along with split records, and live tracks.
In 2009 we were Creative Loafing’s Critic’s Pick for ‘Atlanta’s Best Folk Act.’ Set Ourselves Free was listed on numerous blogs and websites as one of the top 10 albums in 2010. We’ve also had records released by Solidarity Records, Sidejar Records, Bonfire Club Records, and even one Japanese 7” released by Eager Beaver Records.
In the late summer of 2012 we recorded our second full length, Dreams Are Maps, in St Augustine, FL at Total Treble Studio with Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!. It’s going to be released in the spring of 2013, and we are really excited to share it with everyone.