words by tom johnson
photograph by Aaron DuRall
What made Wild Pink’s recent self-titled album such a rewarding effort was the subtlety and sense of measured craft that sat like an undercurrent to its more forceful moments. Grey and sulky, the fogginess of its compositions always felt like it could be taken to even more mysterious extremes, if desired. And so it proves to be on ‘Bridge Music’, the new album from Wild Pink’s John Ross (under his Eerie Gates moniker) an instrumental collection that glows and broods beautifully, and is set to be released later this Summer via Tiny Engines.
Offering a first glimpse of the record, we’re very pleased to share lead track “Twins” today, a rolling patchwork of dimmed textures and elegantly plucked guitars that makes for a intriguing introduction to the new work. Drifting through it’s four-and-a-half minutes, the track feels decidedly poignant, that lilting peddle steel immediately lending a sense of burrowed melodrama to the whole thing, the delicate sound of the a day slowly growing in to life, in spite of it all.
A hazy but beautiful first-step, you can stream “Twins” below right now; the full album arrives on June 9th and you can pre-order it here.
Eerie Gaits releases ‘Bridge Music’ LP on June 9th, via Tiny Engines