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This Wild Life - Low Tides (September 9, 2016) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Anthony_, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    This Wild Life have announced their new album, Low Tides, to be released September 9th on Epitaph. Preorders are available here:

    This Wild Life | 'Low Tides' Out Sep 9

    New Single, "Pull Me Out," has also been released and is pretty good.

     
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  2. SamLevi11

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    Really like this band. The melodies are always memorable and the singers voice is fantastic. This song feels a little less immediate than their previous singles but I like that.
     
  3. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    That song's pretty solid, is their first album worth checking out?
     
  4. SamLevi11 Jul 26, 2016
    (Last edited: Jul 26, 2016)
    SamLevi11

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    It's really good. Full of massive melodies, and it's a very good chilled out album. Probably the ideal time of year for it recently.

    Check out No More Bad Days, Stay Up Late, History & Puppy Love.

    I actually discovered them when someone had No More Bad Days at their funeral (I edit videos of weddings, funerals, conventions, etc). Was very moving.
     
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  6. trevorshmevor

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  7. DoseofTerror

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    Is this band well received on this site?

    Either way, listening to their new album now.
     
  8. DoseofTerror

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    Just about done with the album and man, sounds like a completely different band.

    The inclusion of electric guitar (I know they did this on 405 from their last album) is a nice touch, lots of electronic/synth going on also which is fine too. I think the main problem for me are Kevin's vocals. Gone are the soaring high notes in exchange for softer, almost spoken lyrics. It doesn't sound "bad", just a little one note across all of the tracks.
     
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  9. SmithBerryCrunch

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    Idk, this kind of bored me. Don't think I'll be going back to this.
     
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  10. DoseofTerror

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    You've heard them when they were a full band, right?

    Not sure what happened here, the music it self works really well and sounds like a natural progression. The vocals were what bored me.
     
  11. SmithBerryCrunch

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    Yeah I have. I guess maybe I'm just not that into the acoustic genre - or at least their style of it. I loved 405 from the first album though. I think they do that style better than acoustic.
     
  12. DoseofTerror

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    I'm a sucker of good acoustic stuff, like their first full length as a duo. But I don't like low energy acoustic stuff like William Fitzsimmons.

    Have you heard of Superstitions of the Sky, or Rookie of The Year? They were both around in the early 2000's and did the acoustic stuff perfectly.
     
  13. trevorshmevor Sep 9, 2016
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    trevorshmevor

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    Went into this with super low expectations, despite really enjoying Clouded. Actually pleasantly surprised, I think the production choices and instrumentation are a lot more interesting this time around, really liking a lot of the new elements brought into their sound. It's cool that songs like Break It Down and Just Yesterday definitely could've been on the last record, but they did a great job of avoiding making the same record twice.

    Song for song, I think there are more duds here than the debut, and these songs certainly aren't as immediately catchy due to their less-poppy/bubbly nature. Not finding a lot of these vocal melodies super strong in general either. But all in all it's nice to see then not fall back on the whole "acoustic duo" thing as a gimmick, because it's clear they're trying to push the boundaries of what that type of label would normally afford them. I'm sure Aaron Marsh had a lot to do with that as well, haha.

    Early favorites are Pull Me Down, Fade, Falling Down, and Brick Wall.
     
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  14. TriangularDuck

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    I really like where they went with this album, they really did everything they could with the Clouded sound with the seven re-releases that album had. Really cool stuff, good late night vibes.
     
  15. trevorshmevor

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    ....did I miss something? I only rememeber one re-release.
     
  16. Eric

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    No. That dude's just trying to make a dumb joke
     
  17. Anyone in/around Charlotte, NC wanna go to the sold out dashboard/this wild life show tonight? I've got a couple guest lists spots I can you get you on. Let me know!
     
  18. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Can't believe this record has been out for almost a year! It hasn't held up as well as Clouded, but I just re-listened again today, and it's still a really solid record.
     
  19. Nate_Johnson

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    This album is truly amazing every time I listen to it.
     
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