It’s been just over 2 years since the release of Gemini, the debut LP from Wild Nothing (aka Jack Tatum) and one of my favorite new finds in 2009/2010. Now, he’s announced he’ll have a new full-length, Nocturne, out on August 27th (UK) and 28th (US) via Bella Union & Captured Tracks.
We’ve also got a taste of the new album with the release of the first single “Shadow,” which you can stream below. It’ll also be released (both digitally and on a 7″) on June 26th (US) and August 13th (UK). The song is very much a continuation of the dream-pop sounds Wild Nothing has been perfecting over the last few years. It draws you in to the sound than the lyrics, with the vocals acting as another instrument rather than the focal point.
Listen for: the anticipation that builds in the first few seconds of the song until the beat hits at 0:12.