“Hold On, Hold You” Wild Child

Wild Child have dropped a surprise EP titled 1996 that includes three brand new songs. The EP arrives as the band kicks off their headline tour tonight in New Orleans. Along with the announcement, the Austin, Texas band have released a video for “Hold On, Hold You.”

Wild Child member Alexander Beggins on 1996

“We probably had 20 songs in consideration for our fourth LP Expectations and these songs didn’t seem to fit in the final sequencing but we still really liked them,” “‘1996’ was one of the first tracks we recorded for Expectations with Scott McMicken up at Mt. Slippery back in the summer of 2017. We recorded a full version of the song one day, woke up and scrapped it the next day and started working on a new version messing around with drum machines and midi toys. We now play a hybrid version live. “Best Lay” and “Hold On, Hold You” were recorded in our hometown in Austin, TX with the ever talented Adrian Quesada. We work really well and quick together and ended up recording 6 or 7 songs with him for the record. We had a really fun day in the studio trying to figure out who can sing the lowest on ‘Hold On, Hold You.'”

The 1996 EP release follows Wild Child’s Expectations LP which came out this year on Dualtone Records. The band has worked with various producers (and accomplished musicians in their own right) on the album, including Chris Walla (formerly Death Cab For Cutie), Chris Boosahda (Shakey Graves), Scott McMicken (Dr. Dog), Max Frost and Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Black Pumas).


1) 1996
2) Hold On, Hold You
3) Best Lay

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Tour Dates

11/27: New Orleans, LA – The Parish Room
11/28: Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11/29: Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds
11/30: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
12/1: Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
12/3: South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
12/4: Boston, MA – Royale
12/5: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12/7: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/9: Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
1/16: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
1/17: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
1/18: Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
1/19: Boise, ID – Neurolux
1/21: Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
1/22: Seattle, WA – Neumos
1/24: Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
1/27: San Francisco, CA – Independent
1/29: Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
1/30: San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
4/13: Tilmon, TX – Old Settlers Festival