Young & Wilder
November 22, 2010 1 Comment
Portland based garage duo, Young & Wilder need to get a room. Not just any room, but a desolate cheap motel off of a route towards Memphis, where they can have at it in the middle of nowhere. It’s true – the guy-girl duo have sexual tension so thick you would need a chainsaw to break through the sensuality. Oh the woes of the young and the wild. Curiously, the band’s bio reads like an old fashioned long-distance correspondence between would-be lovers. In fact, it’s hard to tell if the pair have given each other their minds, body, and soul – or only just a fraction of the puzzle. Until then, their new EP, Between You and Me should suffice to keep them – and their listeners – passionate about their undefined affairs.
The band is generously giving it up for free via Bandcamp, and you’d be a fool not to take it. The five song collection is in perfect contrast to the despair the upcoming winter tends to bring; each song is sizzling with retro sounding sunshine. Opening track, “Swamp Lady”, drives forward, with 60’s pop in the rear view mirror – perfect for any fan of the Ravonettes with Samson Wilder and Carolina Young’s impassioned vocals twisting and turning around each bend of a guitar string. “It’s Wrong” is a sunny California-esque jam telling the tales of forbidden love, clenching the thighs shut in agony. Between You and Me, Young & Wilder have made an infactuating first impression, intriguing enough to keep you looking forward to the next listen, and hot enough to keep you warm and fuzzy this winter.