Wilder Maker returns with full length album Male Models, out 7/29 via Western Vinyl. You can catch the video for their first track “Letter of Apology”. A raffish guitar riff opens onto classic rock textures, though the architecture built up by the lead guitar takes the tune in unconventional directions. Sometimes jazzy, sometimes dissonant with a Velvet Underground edge: Wilder Maker’s songwriting is full of quiet surprises that bubble up with each listen. The vocals are anchored by Birnbaum’s deep register, capable of dropping about three or four floors below sea level (though here he keeps it more or less on the ground floor).
The New York-based group must have been networking during the pandemic because the track list for Male Models is replete with choice cameos and features: Felicia Douglass (Ava Luna, Dirty Projectors), Mutual Benefit, V.V. Lightbody, Katie Von Schleicher, and Adam Duritz (Counting Crows). Watch for Wilder Maker and company to drop the full album Male Models at the end of July.
Stream “Letter of Apology”:
Watch the video for “Letter of Apology”: