The Daily Krapht – Wildermaker – “EZ River”
Brooklyn based band Wildermaker will be releasing their third and final album in the Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire trilogy in a few short weeks and our feelings are mixed. We’ve covered singles from both Volumes 1 and 2, and seeing the magic come to end is bittersweet to say the least. Recorded in different studios with different parameters for each, Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire took three different approaches to a rough break up. Experimental at some points, beautifully heart-breaking in others, Wildermaker has spared no expense in capturing the emotions that are universal and turning it into something memorable. These albums are meant to be listened to, really listened to not just play it while you go about your day. Not everyone will get it, but those that do, well..you’re welcome.
The first single released off of volume III is called “EZ River” and man is it a doozy. Upon first listen the track feels warm, comforting almost. Listen again, feel the words as well as hear them and you are met with a song filled with despair. Lead vocalist and brains behind the band, Gabriel Birnbaum sings about “the blankness of crippling depression” while the music is dream-like, and hazy. It’s even downright cheerful in some parts of the 7 and a half minute song. The combination of contradictions is a brilliant representation of the cycle of emotions we face not only during a breakup but even just in life as humans. Every time I come across Wildermaker’s music I am simply blown away, and this is no exception.
Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire Volume III will be released October 9th through Bleaksploitation Records.
Artist Name: Wilder Maker
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Genre: Indie Rock, Experimental
Members: Gabriel Birnbaum, Will Graefe, Sean Mullins, Katie Von Schleicher, Nick Jost