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Boom Years

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2019
Band Rock Indie




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BABE OF BABYLON - music video & single out on
Friday, January 29, 2021
Babe of Babylon is the new single off Boom Years EP "Beaming" coming out on March 5.  Through details of insurance bills, funeral suits and texts from mom Jon Wilder (Boom Years) recounts the unease of seeing your friends have babies and buy houses while you're left feeling the same age for decades.  Over vibrating synths and swelling drums a refrain of "I'm black sheep number one" holds an awareness of struggling to keep up while remaining at peace with the position you're in.

BEAMING EP - out on
Friday, March 5, 2021
Beaming is a collection of songs shaped from a year of uncertainty and delivered by songwriter Jon Wilder (aka Boom Years) with an anxious spirit.  "Everybody's trying to make sense of our current situation and how our past has led to the madness that surrounds us.  Finding joy and light right now seems impossible, but I'm reminded daily through the actions of protesters, charity of neighbors and love of friends that hope isn't lost."  These songs mark a turning point for Boom Years, coming from personal events rather than narrative storytelling, details gleaned from months of job loss, family strife, dogs in surgery and a move to Portland where the noise of riots and police sirens found their way into the background of songs.  "We'll persist and we'll endure," Jon says, "I'm just trying to keep smiling."



After a decade of drumming in various bands and recording on his own Jon Wilder (Boom Years) needed a change, moving from Southern California to Portland, Oregon.  Embracing a stripped down approach to songwriting, rather than the full band method of his past albums, Jon wrote and recorded a new EP "Beaming" through the summer of 2020.  Songs that incorporated the lyrical directness of artists like Phoebe Bridgers, with the cosmic folk leanings of Phosphorescent and Cass McCombs, capturing small parts of the beautiful, messy and mundane moments of ordinary life.

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