STREETS OF LAREDO - WILD

STREETS OF LAREDO - WILD

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The title track on Streets of Laredo's new album, Wild, essentially sums up their attitude since starting the band in Auckland almost five years ago. " "It's about how ridiculous you have to be to hang in there with music, against all the good, logical advice people will give you," says Dave Gibson, who formed the band with his younger brother Dan after they bonded over records like John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Give Peace A Chance" and Paul Simon's "Graceland. " "Trying to make a career in music is scary and there's zero security involved," Dave continues. "And fantastic things will happen, but you really have to be borderline crazy to keep doing it. ‘Wild' does a great job of encapsulating what that's like. " When the Gibsons relocated from New Zealand to New York City back in 2012, it took a major leap of faith on their part. They had only played one gig and demoed a few songs, but the newborn project incited such a genuine spark of inspiration that they all felt a bold move was in order. In the four years since they made a new home for themselves in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighbourhood, Streets of Laredo has developed from an idea, to a brainstorm, to an exciting new reality for the now six-piece band. They released a critically embraced debut full-length, Volume I & II, in October 2014, and have toured North America with artists from Shakey Graves to Kaiser Chiefs to Albert Hammond, Jr. , as well as bringing their rousing blend of gospel-tinged folk and psychedelic Americana to receptive audiences at festivals including Bonnaroo and Governor's Ball. Once they had amassed a series of demos they were excited about, Streets of Laredo recruited esteemed producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. The band began sharing demos with the producer early on, making refinements based on his input as they moved from preproduction in Brooklyn to three weeks recording at Dreamland Studios in upstate New York. There is a newfound confidence running throughout Wild - from the title track and "99. 9%" to the eerily catchy "Silly Bones" and a sweet, lilting tune called "Doesn't Even Bother Me.