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Wild Ire

Salem, OR | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Salem, OR
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Rock

Calendar

Jun
22
Wild Ire @ Make Music Day - Salem

Oregon, United States

Oregon, United States

Jul
05
Wild Ire @ Cherryfest NW

Salem, Oregon, United States

Salem, Oregon, United States

Jul
10
Wild Ire @ Paris Theater

Oregon, United States

Oregon, United States

Jul
19
Wild Ire @ WOW Hall

Eugene, Oregon, United States

Eugene, Oregon, United States

Jul
20
Wild Ire @ Salem Art Fair & Festival

Oregon, United States

Oregon, United States

Jul
27
Wild Ire @ McMenamins White Eagle Saloon & Hotel

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Aug
09
Wild Ire @ The Big Legrowlski

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Aug
17
Wild Ire @ Seattle Hempfest

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

Sep
08
Wild Ire @ The Space Concert Club

Salem, Oregon, United States

Salem, Oregon, United States

May
25
Wild Ire @ The Space Concert Club

Salem, Oregon, United States

Salem, Oregon, United States

May
19
Wild Ire @ Graveyard Bar

Salem, Oregon, United States

Salem, Oregon, United States

May
05
Wild Ire @ American Legion

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

May
01
Wild Ire @ The Space Concert Club

Salem, Oregon, United States

Salem, Oregon, United States

Apr
30
Wild Ire @ Hawthorne Theatre

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Apr
26
Wild Ire @ Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival

Astoria, Oregon, United States

Astoria, Oregon, United States

Apr
06
Wild Ire @ The Space Concert Club

Salem, Oregon, United States

Salem, Oregon, United States

Mar
28
Wild Ire @ white owl social club

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Jan
26
Wild Ire @ Shotskis woodfired pizza

Salem, Oregon, United States

Salem, Oregon, United States

Sep
03
Wild Ire @ Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center

Salem, Oregon, United States

Salem, Oregon, United States

Aug
29
Wild Ire @ The Bossanova Ballroom

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Jul
16
Wild Ire @ Lola's Room

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Jul
09
Wild Ire @ Hawthorne Theatre

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Music

Press


It’s been a month since Salem’s indie/garage rockers, Wild Ire has released their second album, “Misery Machine,” which, received a glowing review from Salem33’s own Joel Machiela:

“There is a shy seriousness to this record that hides behind a cheeky façade. The hooks will get to you and invade your head for days. The skills of the musicians are apparent without being ostentatious. The influences are all over the place and will keep you on your toes—funk, maybe a little reggae, some soul, indie pop, and by the time you get to the Rage Against the Machine-ish ‘Pho Kit,’ you’re ready for anything.” https://salem33.com/2019/04/04/wild-ire-misery-machine/

Joel is a hard-sell too.

I actually sat down with three-fourths of the band a couple days before their release show back in April at The Space Concert Club, (Singer Jake Mayes could not make it to the interview).

I would say that Wild Ire is one of the more “serious” bands in town. They continue to put out new music, seem selective about where and how often they play, and they get out of Salem with some regularity. Which, in my opinion, is a must if you want to develop yourself as a well-rounded band. When I asked them about this drive and seriousness, Taner Jones (bass), and Jesse Palmer (lead guitar and vocals) immediately pointed at Nick Turner (drums), who smiled big and didn’t deny it. I’m often curious what bands are chasing; what is their idea of “making it” in today’s climate.

It seems to me the days are gone where an artist could put out a great (or not) album that gets picked up and they’re catapulted into superstardom overnight. The entire industry has changed so that “getting signed” is a thing of the past. It seems like bands/artists are more “made” these days for commercial consumption – artistry be damned. So I wanted to know what success looks like to Wild Ire. Their answer made me stroke my imaginary fu manchu and say, “Yesssss Grasshopper.” They expressed that making it for them would be to share bills with bands they like and look up to. Artists such as: Covet, Strawberry Girls, Jason Richardson, Eidola, and Thank You, Scientist. What reasonable and unpretentious goals. No limos and stadiums and attention-starved groupies. Just more realness from one of the most solid bands in town. - Julie Eaton - Salem33


Okay, so this thing starts out with some vocal “oohs,” “woos,” “yeahs,” and other silliness, and I’m immediately writing it off in my head as just another bit of juvenile bullshit. The guitar hits and it’s almost like a parody of a funk song—like “let’s take funk and make it bland!” The vocals come in and they’re just a bit too sweet, which isn’t helping. It’s only been about 15 seconds and I’m already prepared to hate this album. Then the lyrics go rapid-fire and I’m intrigued. A couple of high harmony hits and I’m smiling. By the time the song builds to its first big drop, I’m sold. This is something solid. It’s playful, but there’s feeling behind it. And when it gets to the breakdown—damn.

That first song, “Freaky Business,” creates the mold for the rest of this EP. There are layers. There is a shy seriousness to this record that hides behind a cheeky façade. The hooks will get to you and invade your head for days. The skills of the musicians are apparent without being ostentatious. The influences are all over the place and will keep you on your toes—funk, maybe a little reggae, some soul, indie pop, and by the time you get to the Rage Against the Machine-ish “Pho Kit,” you’re ready for anything. So of course the next song, “Lil Schlub” effortlessly turns from a Jack Johnson-in-a-dream piece of fluff into an odd bit of Twenty One Pilots-ish emo rap. Something like that could easily sound like garbage, but Wild Ire has the skills to pull it off.

There aren’t really too many negatives on this one. If there’s a throwaway tune, it’s the EP’s second song, “Matthew.” That’s not to say that it’s a bad song. It’s pretty good, but it doesn’t have the hooky goodness that the rest of the songs throw at you. The production on this album is fantastic, but it is just ever-so-slightly “bright” for my tastes. It feels a bit brittle—just a little. And I wish the vocals on “Pho Kit” were a tad more up front. I mean, it’s a song called “Pho Kit” (say it out loud) and I can’t quite follow why it is that I’m yelling “Pho Kit!” But I am, and you’ll be yelling “Pho Kit!” as well.

There’s a charming moment on the last song, “Sweet Goodnights,” where a slight flub on the guitar leads to a subtle laugh on the vocal track. It’s lovely and I’m glad they left it in. I’m glad I pushed through my initial impressions and let this record play. I’ve listened to it over and over as a whole and I look forward to its individual components appearing randomly when my car stereo is on shuffle. So go buy this record. Don’t just stream it. Give these people your money. Go to their shows. Get a sticker and put it on your car. Buy a t-shirt and wear it while you practice your kickflips. Your kickflips need work. - Joel Machiela - Salem33.com


Recorded on the afternoon of May 4th, outside of Broadway Cafe. Originally posted by Austin Rich.

Julie & Austin convene to talk about music and the Salem scene. In this episode, we interview local rock band Wild Ire. (Jesse: Guitar, Nick: Drums, Tanner: Bass. Not pictured, Jake: Vocals.) - Roughshod Radio


Oregon-based and recent Headbang for the Highway’s Alumni Fest winners Wild Ire has released a lyric video for their latest single “Ragtime Gal”. The alternative rock track has an immediate late 19th century novelty vibe before launching into an explosive, full-band earworm. Written about anxiety and depression, guitarist Jesse Palmer says “It’s a song to bring your heart to sadness all while insisting you bang your head.“

The lyric video for the single was created by Zack Williams and the track comes from the band’s debut album Antisocial Butterfly, released earlier this year. The Salem quartet formed in 2014, steadily releasing singles and EPs, including their self-titled effort and their sophomore release Me and My Friends. Since inception, Wild Ire has toured much of the Northwestern states and most recently sharing stages with Strawberry Girls, Jason Richardson and Covet’s Yvette Young. - Music Existence


Mix-n-Mash, an event featuring three days of activities, comes to Shotski's and Capital Taproom Feb. 25-27. The highlight of the weekend may be the all-ages kick-off event featuring the EP release show of local new band Wild Ire.

Formed in 2015, Wild Ire is a four-piece alt-rock band including Nicholas Turner on drums, Jesse Palmer on lead guitar and vocals, Taner Jones on bass, Jacob Mayes on rhythm guitar and vocals.

“The band went through many incarnations before landing with the lineup we have today,” Turner said.

“Jesse and I met because of a mutual friend that asked me to jam. I pretty much knew right then I had come upon something special. So since then, I put all my effort to get the band off the ground, and I'm so proud of this EP we put together. This whole band consists of the best of my friends that I consider my brothers.” - Statesman Journal


Discography

4/2019 Misery Machine

5/2018   Bubble Tea (Single)

12/2017 Too Old for Christmas (Single)

10/2017 Pho Kit (Single)

4/2017   Antisocial Butterfly 

12/2016 Kaleidadope (Single)

5/2016   Me and Friends 

3/2016   Wild Ire 



 

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Bio

Wild Ire is a project from the Pacific Northwest that began in 2014.  With several EPs, a couple full length albums and several singles, they have played from Eugene to Seattle to share their music.  A fusion of Pop Rock and Progressive Music.  Their love of Jazz and Funk makes appearances throughout their melodies and riffs.  Wild Ire is loud and fun music with something for everyone to enjoy.  

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