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Wildings

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Established on Jan, 2011
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"5 Unheard Okie Tracks"

Stepbrothers and principal songwriters Zach Pearson and Jazzton Rodriguez broke bread sticks with me recently at Empire Slice House and discussed their new LP, "In Like With You." The blueprints for album highlight "Christus Victor" stretched back to when Pearson and Rodriquez were living together. The track was whittled down from a short story that details the nasty things a man does to support his family.

Taylor Rapp (keys), Dylan Jordan (drums) and Chris Day (bass) help round out the band's chipper harmonies, which have never sounded better and also have a way of masking the song's darker content.

ACM@UCO student Connor Schmigle recorded the album in his home studio. The band credits Schmigle for a lot of the creative energy that cemented the upcoming album's creation. Wildings promised the new release before the end of the year. - NewsOK/Daily Oklahoman


"IndianGiver Change Their Name to Wildings"

INDIANGIVER CHANGE THEIR NAME TO WILDINGS; EARTH KEEPS SPINNING - Oxford Karma


"Wildings w/ PILE, Tonne"

Photos from Wildings/Pile show - Impose Magazine


"Top Local Songs 2014"

IndianGiver does a lot of things well, so it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes the Oklahoma City art-folk act so alluring. Between its captivating harmonies, whimsical arrangements, cavernous guitars, heart-melting horns and lyrical depth, “Deep Deep Deep” is in many ways the consummate IndianGiver song. An earthy, contemporary form of doo-wop, the opening track from the band’s Understudies EP taps into a wholly individualized sound, demonstrating with unbridled clarity how this young and technically proficient band is maturing at such a rapid pace. - Oklahoma Gazette


"IndianGiver - Understudies ep"

For every quick-soaring, semi-original band to come along, there’s a dozen or so rip-offs jostling for position in the jet stream. Because of this, young Oklahoma City act IndianGiver’s methods are all the more stirring, beginning with a touchstone and building something of its own on top.

With Understudies, there’s the feeling that somewhere along the way, the band’s members vocalized a collective love of Grizzly Bear and a desire to begin a journey toward the same folk-rock-meets-baroque-pop mold.

This isn’t such a bad thing. A) There are far worse bands to aspire to be and B) IndianGiver isn’t content to set its wheels into the tracks of Veckatimest or Yellow House like a glorified cover band, instead treating the material as a launching pad, not a lane to follow. With a title like Understudies, you get the sense that IndianGiver is self-aware in this respect, and thankfully so. True to form, the four-track EP acts as a new player waiting in the wings to put its mark on a role, bringing enough nuances and mannerisms to feel reverent of the source material yet eager to find its own identity.

IndianGiver is more than willing to and capable of throwing wrenches into the formula, as you hear in the wildly percussive and punctuated “Naked Feet.” The band feels more at ease with the flare-ups that Grizzly Bear is oft quick to extinguish. And where its heroes construct an intricate weave of lines to carefully color in, IndianGiver is keen to bleed through the boundaries, embracing the frays, tangles and knots as character-builders, not imperfections. It’s music that fans psych-folk flames with ornate pop kindling, driven as much by primal thrills as heady pursuits.

Opener “Deep Deep Deep” and “Deuteragonist” both carry sweet, cinematic flair, big in scope but small in their intimacy. The songs swell with rich, majestic instrumentation — both proficiently played and tastefully arranged — and tightly packed melodies, filling their five-minute run times with little to no filler. It doesn’t hurt that Jazzton Rodriguez and Zach Pearson’s vocals make for a spiritual match to Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen’s. Their layered harmonies and interplay are similar (an especially beautiful stretch plays out mid-“Deuteragonist”), but they are given longer leashes. A croon can turn into a howl or yelp on a dime, quick to remind that even if the band feels domesticated on the surface, it’s still a wild beast underneath.

And that feels true for IndianGiver as a whole. At times, it stumbles and struggles to find its legs (closer “Clarity Moment” is a bit hollow, messy and overlong), but it’s clearly getting closer while letting its fangs and claws grow. Perhaps the band’s first full-length effort will be the final step in becoming a species of its very own. - Oklahoma Gazette


"IndianGiver "Plafond EP" Review"

Review for "Plafond EP" - Oklahoma Gazette


"Wildings Commercial Spot"

Commercial for Oklahoma City's Western District by Adventure Road - Adventure Road


Discography

The Wolf-Single

"Plafond EP"
Witness
Ghost Limb
Plafond
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Deep Deep Deep
Weasel Word
Deuteragonist
Christus Victor
Through The Halls
Sound and Vision (Bowie Cover)

"In Like With You" LP

Dogs

Naked Feet

Beekeeper

Darwin

EHS

Ghost Limb

Christus Victor 

Entertain You (Better Daze

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