From the Big Apple, we introduce you to Dmitry Wild, whose new full-length album ‘Electric Souls’ will be released on October 14, hot on the trail of his latest Jesus and Mary Chain-inspired single ‘Sweetest Thing’. While that track may have been straight out of the playbook of Scotland’s much-revered Reid brothers, it is but one cog in the wheel that propels Wild through this commendable record.
On this new album, Dmitry Wild has managed to transform fertile bursts of energy into a raw and ‘real’ collection of tracks that embrace true DIY rock n’ roll spirit while, at the same time, avoiding the trap of releasing a sprawling, eclectic mega-album. Here, he flows naturally from song to song, managing to sustain a positive mood on the basis of these highly positive (and fun) musical gifts.
Showcasing his trademark blend of 70’s vintage rock, garage rock and punk ethos, this single follows the lead track ‘Liberation’ feat. Tryst with its accompanying video, featuring imagery that is symbolic of protest and hope, filmed in Ukraine, Spain, Czech Republic and various US locales, including Florida, Massachusetts, Tennessee and San Francisco.
“‘Sweetest Thing’ is also about evolving and growing as a person and one day you let the fear go and swim in the ocean rain, but all that is done to punk shoegaze raunchy guitars that are reminiscent of Jesus and Mary Chain and perhaps about of New Order in the bridge to have it all explode in the guitar attack till the end,” says Dmitry Wild.
Very passionate about the craft of songwriting, Dmitry Wild used the downtime of the great pandemic to get some serious work done, completing the final writing for this solo album and gradually recording this material. Some material from earlier is also included, dating back to when he was living in California.
With music steeped in garage rock and rock n roll, this album also brings in the flair of 80’s epic synths, bluesy songs, gypsy-inspired compositions, and 70’s-inspired driving tunes.
On this album, Wild collaborated with Strange House Media, their main engineer, Byron Frayne, mixing most of the songs included here and mastering the full album. This collaboration also extended to the two songs released from this album to date – the videos for ‘Don’t Need Anybody’ and ‘Castle Walls’ were also created in collaboration with Strange House Media, Byron Frayne and Tryst as editor.
On the live music scene, Dmitry’s shows take on a more rocking sound. His band Dmitry Wild & The Spells currently involves drummer Tommy Love, bassist Robert Paley, keyboardist Garret Smelcer and David Varlow on rhythm guitar. When also sometimes joined by notable Rockabilly bassist Chops LaConte, things take on a more theatrical turn.
As of Friday, this outstanding album will be available widely across the world wide web, but folks are most likely to tap into this long-player on the most popular platforms – Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp, where the ‘Electric Souls’ LP is already available to order.
Written and produced by Dmitry Wild
Recorded by Dmitry Wild & Byron Frayne
Mixed & Mastered by Byron Frayne (Strange House Media)
Dmitry Wild – guitars, bass, vocals
Peter Breed – keyboards
Matt Liptak – drums
Album cover photography by Shannon Greer
Cover design by Dmitry Wild & Jennifer Claroscura
Oct 21st – CATSKILLS, NY – Steampunk Festival
Oct 27th – NEWARK, NJ – QXST (+ Painters / Little Miss Carriage)
Oct 29th – WOODSTOCK, NY – Pearl Moon (+ Glory Box)
Nov 4 – NEW YORK, NY – Pianos (album release party + Tryst)