Limited LP : Translucent Green Vinyl
Upper Wilds are Dan Friel, Jason Binnick and Jeff Ottenbacher.
Dan Friel is a pillar of the NYC underground and arts scenes, having performed alongside Lightning Bolt and Black Dice, as well as collaborating with string quartet ETHEL and indie game Bleep Space.
Upper Wilds channel Friel’s unbreakably ebullient spirit into mountainous rock music dripping with molten fuzz. The trio’s exploration of the interstellar expands in parallel to their increasing levels of bombast and precision. ‘Venus’ synthesizes the experimentation of debut ‘Guitar Module’ (2017) and the thunder of 2018’s ‘Mars’ into ten lean chunks of cosmic rock laden with scorching hooks.
Mastered by Sarah Register, who has mastered Grammy nominated records for The Shins, David Bowie and Meshell Ndegeocello, among others.
‘Venus’ is available to independent retailers on virgin translucent green vinyl packaged with digital download code.
Album art and design by Nolen Strals, who has previously designed covers for Future Islands, Time Magazine, John Legend & The Roots and The Washington Post.
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