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by Bill Pearis
Baltimore's Wildhoney are unabashedly flying the early '90s shoegaze flag, recalling not only the obvious UK influences, but also their American compatriots like Lilys and Black Tambourine. Not only do they have a great sense of dynamics -- knowing when to unstomp those pedals -- but they're good songwriters too. Last year's debut 7" is all hits (three of 'em), and they'll release their second 7" in April. You can stream one cut from the new one and the entirety of their first, below.
Wildhoney have been playing a lot for the last year -- they've toured with Priests -- and will be touring in the spring, including an NYC stop at Silent Barn on 3/21 with Death Ray Architect.
The band will also play the Baltimore Popfest, a one-night extravaganza on March 7 at Ottobar. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (who'll have a new LP this year) headline, and the line-up also features Eternal Summers, Literature, Sapphire Mansions, and more TBA. Tickets are on sale now.
All Wildhoney tour dates are listed, along with those streams, below...
Homeywild - 2014 Tour Dates
Fri Feb 21st @ Copycat w/ Sexgender, Weekends, Big Mouth, Rukut
Fri Mar 7th POPFEST @ Ottobar w/ Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Eternal Summers, Literature
Fri Mar 21st NYC @ Silent Barn w/ Death Ray Architect
Fri Mar 22rd PHILA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ TBA
Fri Mar 23rd EASTHAMPTON @ Flywheel w/ Soccer Mom
Fri Apr 11th ATHENS, OH @ Smiling Skull w/ TBA
Sat Apr 12th LOUISVILLE @ TBA
Sun Apr 13th BLOOMINGTON @ Rachael's Cafe w/ TBA
Mon Apr 14th CHICAGO @ Empty Bottle w/ Doomsquad, +More
Tue Apr 15th MILWAUKEE @ Quarters w/ Technicolor Teeth, Blonder
Wed Apr 16th DETROIT @ Trumbullplex w/ TBA
THU Apr 18th CLEVELAND @ Now That's Class w/ TBA
FRI Apr 19th MORGANTOWN @ 123 Pleasant St. w/ TBA
SAT Apr 20th FREDERICK @ Raw Bar w/ Ghost Hotel, Dead Monk, Crimson Wave