WILDERADO’S LATIGO EP OUT TODAY
ON TOUR THIS AUGUST
“YEARNING, GORGEOUS AMERICANA WITH A ROBUST ROCK ENGINE.” —Apple Music
“IT'S THIS SOUTH-CENTRAL AMERICANA-MEETS-LAUREL CANYON VIBE THAT FIRST GRABS YOUR ATTENTION…” —Paste
Latigo, the new EP from emerging LA-based band Wilderado, is out today via IAMSOUND Records. The new music is receiving early critical acclaim—Flood Magazine hails “Wilderado come by their sonic identity honestly. The dusky quartet—a pair of Okies and a pair of Texans—beat the trail west to LA, where they forged a sound that’s equal parts high-lonesome dustbowl, White Denim honcho rock, and west coast shimmer,” while Consequence of Sound furthers the music is “Light, carefree, and full of adventure.”
In addition, the lead single “Wheat” has received over 200,000 plays on Spotify in two weeks and is currently #9 on the Spotify Global Viral Chart, #9 on the U.S. Viral Chart, #2 on the Australia Viral Chart and #1 on the Brazil Viral Chart. Watch/share the video for the song “Morning Light” here.
Latigo was produced by James McAlister (known for his work with Sufjan Stevens), mixed by The Shins’ Yuuki Matthews and recorded in the band’s own studio, set up in a dilapidated house in Latigo Canyon in Malibu, CA.
Of the new music frontman Maxim Helmerich explains, “A lot has happened since we wrote and recorded these songs in Latigo. Still, the songs carry the sound of that canyon, the memories from that house and the people we will always love. This EP is an ode to all of that.”
To support the new release, the band has confirmed new tour dates in addition to the support run with Jamestown Revival this August. See below for details. The band has been touring extensively for the past year including support slots for Wild Feathers and Ryan Bingham, and festival appearances at BottleRock Napa and SXSW.
Wilderado is Maxim Helmerich (vocals, guitar), Tyler Wimpee (guitar, vocals), Colton Dearing (percussion, keys, vocals) and Justin Kila (drums). Two band members hail from Tulsa, OK while two grew up in Dallas, TX. They all came to L.A. around the same time and reconnected serendipitously.
For more information, please contact Cami Opere or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
LATIGO TRACK LISTING
1. Morning Light
2. Already Loved
3. Rubble to Rubble
August 4 /// Pioneertown, CA /// Pappy and Harriet’s
August 11 /// Denver, CO /// Bluebird Theater*
August 13 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// State Room*
August 14 /// Missoula, MT /// Top Hat*
August 16 /// Bellingham, WA /// Wild Buffalo*
August 17 /// Seattle, WA /// Tractor Tavern*
August 18 /// Portland, OR /// Lola’s*
August 20 /// Mill Valley, CA /// Sweetwater Music Hall*
August 21 /// Santa Cruz, CA /// Catalyst*
August 25 /// Venice, CA /// Townhouse