Wild Nothing announce new album “Nocturne” out August 28 on Captured Tracks, tour with Beach House


Wild Nothing is set to release a new album, Nocturne, on August 27 in the UK on Bella Union and
August 28 on Captured Tracks in the US. The album’s lead single “Shadow” will be released on 7-
inch vinyl, with non-album track “Feel You Now” as the b-side, via Captured Tracks on June 26 and
Bella Union on August 13. Wild Nothing will tour as support for Beach House this Summer in North

Ask Jack Tatum what ‘Wild Nothing’ means and he’ll answer: ‘a contradiction’. In 2010, 21 year old
Tatum released one of the finest cult pop records of the summer whilst ensconced in his senior year
of college in Blacksburg, VA, a small mid-atlantic town better known for producing football fans and
engineers than musicians. Tatum lives in contradictions. You’ll often hear Wild Nothing referred to as
a ‘one man pop band’. Jack creates in the studio, alone. On the road, he’s with a band. There are two
Wild Nothings.

The critically acclaimed debut ‘Gemini’ was underpinned with summery childhood longings, and
shot through with the instant dichotomy of anxiety and almost whimsical paranoia. The album,
which was home recorded by Tatum and rooted heavily in 80’s indie-pop, quickly gained popularity
throughout the internet. Tatum assembled a band of Virginia friends and hit the road for the first
time. Gemini showed a promising future for a songwriter who wore his influences on his sleeve while
still approaching pop craftsmanship in his own way. When asked about it in regards to Nocturne, Jack

I don’t think it’s going to be a secret to anyone that I care about pop music, but it’s definitely more my
sense of what pop music used to be or even what pop music would be in my ideal world.

The new album Nocturne, is a window into Tatum’s “ideal world” of pop music. Written largely while
living in Savannah, GA during 2011, the songs that became Nocturne speak to a new Wild Nothing
where the lines between Jack’s influences and personality have been further blurred. The album
features some open references to past music just as Gemini did, but it’s also an album that feels much
less rooted in anything in particular and, well, more adult.

Gemini was written before there were Wild Nothing fans or even a live band; Nocturne is different.
With an unexpected fan base to turn to, Jack spent more time perfecting his craft. The obsessiveness
of Nocturne is inherent in it’s gentle harmonies, orchestrated synths, wandering voice, and songs that
speak of his post-Gemini experiences as he explores new paradoxes of pop.

And yet Nocturne isn’t obvious, it is a strange and distinctive musical beast, the product of an
obsessive pop vision that creates its own reality.

Album Tracks

01. Shadow
02. Midnight Song
03. Nocturne
04. Through The Glass
05. Only Heather
06. This Chain Won’t Break
07. Disappear Always
08. Paradise
09. Counting Days
10. The Blue Dress
11. Rheya


Jun 26 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
Jun 27 Jackson, MS – Morning Bell Records & Studios
Jun 29 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Jul 01 San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
Jul 02 Santa Ana, CA – Contellation Room
Jul 03 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey *
Jul 06 Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen *
Jul 07 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater *
Jul 09 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *
Jul 10 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall *
Jul 11 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
Jul 12 Knoxville, TN – Minglewood Hall *
Jul 13 Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin
Jul 14 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Jul 15 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
Jul 16 Bloomington, IA – The Bishop Bar
Jul 17 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
Jul 18 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom *
Jul 19 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
Jul 20 Columbus. OH – Newport Music Hall *
Jul 21 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre *
Aug 09 New York, NY – Pier 84 (with Grimes, Diiv)


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