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Wildhoney officially launch their second EP ‘Seventeen Forever‘ this weekend (@ The Crown, May 31). The Baltimore shoegazers (Joe Trainor and David Litz on guitars, Alan Everhart on bass, Lauren Shusterich on vocals and drummer Zach Inscho) formed in 2012 before releasing their much loved debut EP last year. Since then the five piece have shared the stage with Wild Nothing, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Weekend and Ringo Deathstarr (among others). Now it’s time to pour over the latest EP, as mastered by Jake Reid (Screen Vinyl Image, Roomrunner, Technicolor Teeth).

Wildhoney – ‘Seventeen’

Opener ‘Seventeen’ features Lauren’s debut vocal performance, she nails it. Wildhoney have evolved from their early demos, holding onto the playfulness of early cuts (‘Like Me‘ for instance) but adding more pop appeal. But of course, this is still very much a rock record, the screaming guitars of ‘Get Out Of My Dreams’ make sure of that. The vocal melodies work really well amongst the noise, evident by the pretty hooks of ‘Soft Bats’. It reminds me of Camera Obscura but with amps turned up to eleven! It’s hard to find fault with this EP, perfect for fans of Veronica Falls, Echo Lake or September Girls.

Wildhoney – ‘Get Out Of My Dreams’

The only downer is that it’s only three songs, so a few points will have to be knocked off the score just for that reason. The good news is, Wildhoney are hitting the studio in about a week! Their debut full length will be out this Fall through Deranged / Forward Records. Given the strength of everything we’ve heard thus far, it’s likely to be really special. Download Wildhoney’s ‘Seventeen Forever’ here or pick up a fancy gold vinyl copy from Photobooth Records!

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Wildhoney - 'Seventeen Forever'
Sound & Production
Reverb Rating
  • New vocalist fits well
  • Bold rock with great melodies
  • Only three songs
3.9Overall Score
Reader Rating: (13 Votes)

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