This week’s ALT 104.5 New Music Discovery Of The Week is “Surefire” by Wilderado
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Formed in the California mountains, but originally hailing from Tulsa, OK, Wilderadohave been steadilybuilding a passionate fan base and defining who they are since 2015. When they first came together, Maxim Rainer (lead vocals, guitar), Tyler Wimpee (guitar, vocals) and Justin Kila (drums) spent a summerin Latigo Canyon, a secluded part of Malibu, with longtime Sufjan Stevens collaborator James McAlister, immersing themselves in writing and recording. Those songs went on to form early EP releases with tastemaker indie labels IAMSOUND and National Anthem, which garnered more than 130 million streams, but more crucially provided the backbone to years of touring.
Following initial recording sessions at their one-time home and creative space named “The Misty Shrub”(the title of the first EP) in Latigo Canyon (the title of the second EP), the band returned Tulsa to base themselves from their hometown. Since then, they’ve crisscrossed the USA a half dozen times playing withartists as diverse as Kings of Leon, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, Mt. Joy, and Rainbow KittenSurprise, and have performed on the main stage at such festivals as Lollapalooza, Bottlerock and AustinCity Limits.
Some time off from the road in 2020 meant that the band were able to focus on completing their debut eponymous LP. Working with producers and friends James McAlister (The National, Sufjan Stevens, TaylorSwift), Chad Copelin (Broncho, LANY) and Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon) the debut record wasreleased in the fall of 2021 via Bright AntennaRecords. Single 'Head Right’ shows the ambition and intentofa band on the up. With thissingle and their TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the band achieved their first Top 10 hit at AlternativeRadio, reaching the mark after an incredible 26 weeks on the chart. A 6 week long totally sold out US tour marked the start of 2022 and the return to the road, with UK and Irish dates supporting alt-J and a full year of touring in support of the record on the horizon.