The Wild Now

Jacks Bar Presents

The Wild Now

Quiet Hollers

Thu · June 28, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $13.00

This event is 13 and over

The Wild Now
The Wild Now
The Wild Now is an Austin, TX based duo consisting of Taylor Baker and Drew Walker. The two met in 2013 at a Local Natives show at the city’s annual SXSW Music Festival. Following that fateful day in March, the two began writing and recording songs under the moniker Taylor & the Wild Now. Success came sooner rather than later, as the two won American Songwriter’s Sole Performer award in 2014 and toured the country playing shows.

In 2016, the duo shortened their name to The Wild Now, partnered with Austin, TX producer, David Beck, and released the ‘Tides’ EP. Combining Taylor’s dreamy, yet powerful vocals with Drew’s intricate guitar work, the duo solidified their breezy indie pop sound. Influencers such as Local Natives, Chet Faker, and Glass Animals shine through on all of the tracks. Key tracks from the EP, “Salt” and “Gold Dust,” found homes on a variety of Spotify playlists and have accrued over 2 million combined streams, to date.

The band is poised to release their second EP on May 19th. They have teamed up with David Beck on four tracks and had Austin’s latest breakout, Max Frost, produce a single from the EP. All the tracks have been mixed by Matty Green (Wild Belle, Yeasayer, TV on the Radio). Driving synths and jungle disco-esque guitar work build on the band’s previous dreamy, island indie pop sound to create a diverse collection of songs that one can listen to on the beach or at a rave. These tracks will be showcased where it all began, at SXSW 2017. The Wild Now has come full circle and is ready to be Austin, TX’s latest success story.
Quiet Hollers
Quiet Hollers
Quiet Hollers formed in Louisville around the songwriting of singer/guitarist Shadwick Wilde, who originally formed the group with the idea of playing only one show—the CD release of his solo effort, Unforgivable Things, in 2010. The group’s debut, I Am the Morning, followed in 2013. The alt-country styled album was a limited success, spawning a cult following in the US and some international critical praise, allowing the band to continue touring on the DIY circuit, where changes in personnel and taste saw the band exploring territory beyond the genre.

In 2015 the band’s self-titled sophomore album Quiet Hollers introduced them to a much broader audience, drawing praise both for the breadth of its influences and for Wilde’s lyricism. Consequence of Sound called it a “beautiful portrait… breaking the confines of roots music” with PopMatters aptly noting the band’s “strong post-hardcore influence.” The album brought the band to Europe for the first time, selling out shows there and back at home stateside. Breakout singles found their way onto TV shows, coffeehouse playlists, and a #9 debut on the FMQB college and indie charts.

Quiet Hollers signed with the indie label SonaBLAST! for their third album, Amen Breaks. The album draws parallels between the modern entertainment landscape and the cultural crossover of the 1970s– another decade marred by division, political corruption, and terrorist bombs. Their shape-shifting palate makes use of orchestral strings and brass, vintage drum-machines and samples (including the Amen Break, the most sampled piece of music in history). Amen Breaks explores themes of spirituality, sexuality, and mental illness.
Venue Information:
Jack's Bar
3030 Thousand Oaks
San Antonio, TX, 78247
http://www.jacksbarsa.com/