WATCH: Wilding – ‘Ghost Deer’

Los Angeles trio Wilding released their debut EP Secular Music via Friendship Fever on 28th April. Fronted by songwriter Dave Woody (formerly of 90s indie fuzz-rockers Fiver), Wilding’s line up is completed by drummer Andrew Platts, and bass player Bowman. Their music is equal parts harmonic and dark, and is often dominated by chiming guitars as Woody’s voice soars above the noise in his unique register.

Originally from Modesto, California, Dave Woody emerged from the same scene that launched Grandaddy. With Fiver he toured with Death Cab for Cutie, played alongside the Silversun Pickups, and opened for Frank Black in London. When speaking about his new band, Woody explains:  “Wilding has always felt like a different kind of energy to me. There is a darkness there, but it gets delivered in this burst of light and energy. We’re pretty much guaranteed to wind up disappointed, but we can never give up that search for something better inside ourselves. Destroy complacency. These songs shine a light on the dark.”

‘Ghost Deer’ is an ode to the unknown genius plodding away in the shadows, and the new video is symbolic of this struggle. Watch the new video for ‘Ghost Deer’ below.

Photo Credit: Suzie Vicek

Kate Crudgington

Kate Crudgington

Kate Crudgington

Assistant Editor for Gigslutz (2015-2017) Now Co-Founder, Co-Host & Features Editor for @getinherears