Listen: Wunderhorse Announce New Album ‘Midas’ and Share ‘July’

After the thumping ‘Midas’, Wundehorse slow things down with the mellow ‘July’

Wunderhorse are known to switch between styles quite frequently, as seen on their bebut “Cub” which jumped from anthem indie rock in “Purple” to muddy grunge tracks like ‘Poppy’. But ‘July’ is certainly Wunderhorse’s most abstract song yet. 

The track begins with a scratchy guitar that strums echoes us into the track, frontman Jacob Slater delivers an ever impressive yelling vocal performance in the vain of 2000s emo; In Fact the whole track emulates the styles and mannerisms of a grunge piece. When the whole band comes in, drummer Jamie Staples provides the heart-beat of the track as he thumps his way through, while Peter Woodwin provides an anchoring bass line.

The track also comes with the announcement of their second album, ‘Midas’ set for release on August 30th. Recorded in Minnesota over the last year, the record is harsher than Cub with more edge and extreme rawness. On their record, Slater says  “When we first went into the studio to make this record, the only thing we were sure about is how we wanted it to sound; very imperfect, very live, very raw; no frills. We wanted it to sound like your face is pressed up against the amplifiers, like you’ve been locked inside the bass drum.”

Photo by Polocho

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