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Wild Nothing leave their SF fans dreaming for more

Wild NothingBy Kelly Diepenbrock //

Wild Nothing with Whitney //
The Independent – San Francisco
April 22nd, 2016 //

Whitney, a six-piece band based in Chicago and Portland, opened to a sold-out crowd in SF at The Independent last Friday. Over two guitarists, a bassist, a keyboardist and a trumpet player floated the smooth falsetto of lead singer and drummer Julien Ehrlich, who used to play in the now-defunct, indie-rock band Smith Westerns. The newly formed group played a combination of melancholic songs from their upcoming album Light Upon the Lake and a few classic covers of artists like Bob Dylan.

Serving as the evening’s headliner was Wild Nothing, the brainchild of frontman Jack Tatum. After receiving critical acclaim for his first two studio albums, Tatum, who started the project in Blacksburg, Va., recently left New York City for Los Angeles to record his latest LP, the 90’s dream-pop-inspired Life of Pause. At The Independent, his effortless musicality immediately captivated the room. Backed by guitarist Nathan Goodman, bassist Jeff Haley and drummer Max Brooks, Wild Nothing performed songs like “A Woman’s Wisdom” from Life of Pause as well as some older fan favorites such as “Live in Dreams” from 2010’s Gemini and “Shadow” off of 2012’s Nocturne.

Setlist:
To Know You
A Woman’s Wisdom
Nocturne
Alien
Live in Dreams
Lady Blue
Only Heather
Life of Pause
Summer Holiday
Paradise
TV Queen
The Blue Dress
Reichpop

Encore:
Shadow

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