This Wild Life

This Wild Life

Performers:
This Wild Life
The Happy Fits
Rome Hero Foxes
All Ages
This Wild Life, The Happy Fits, and Rome Hero Foxes @Cornerstone

This Wild Life is duo Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso from Long Beach, CA, USA.

Fencing champion Ross Monteith and orchestra nerd Calvin Langman didn't exactly get along in high school. However, a chance conversation about the success of Youtube cover bands brought the two together to pave a road to quick fortune. Their mix of rocking guitars and electric cello created a unique dynamic, blending their love of rock artists like The Black Keys and folk bands like The Violent Femmes. Working on covers grew tiresome, and an emotional break-up soon inspired them to write their first song together. The resulting music produced a youthful and chaotic frenzy of catchy melodies and raw instrumentals. When the band recruited professional gamer Luke Davis to join the band on drums, The Happy Fits were born.

Their Debut EP "Awfully Apeelin'" Was released in the august of 2016 and their single, While You Fade Away, Debuted at #5 on Spotify's Top 50 Viral USA Chart and #17 on Spotify's Top 50 Viral Global Chart.

National fencer Ross Monteith and orchestra nerd Calvin Langman didn't exactly get along in high school. However, a chance conversation about the success of Youtube cover bands brought the two together to pave a road to quick fortune. Their mix of rocking guitars and electric cello created a unique dynamic, blending their love of rock artists like The Black Keys and folk bands like The Violent Femmes. Working on covers grew tiresome, and an emotional break-up soon inspired them to write their first song together. The resulting music produced a youthful and chaotic frenzy of catchy melodies and raw instrumentals. When they recruited professional gamer Luke Davis to add his stylish flair to the band on drums, The Happy Fits were born.

HOUSTON’S ROME HERO FOXES NAMED THEIR SOPHOMORE LP 18 SUMMERS, BUT IT MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBES THE BAND’S BEGINNINGS. SHORTLY AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL, THE QUINTET WAS DISCOVERED IN 2016 BY DANCE GAVIN DANCE’S KURT TRAVIS AND RELEASED FOR WHEN YOU’RE FALLING BACKWARDS. AS FAR AS DEBUTS GO, ITS EXPANSE MELDED THE URGENCY OF POST-HARDCORE WITH AN INWARD GAZE OFFSETTING ANY CHAOS. THAT INTROSPECTION, BENT OVER SWIRLING GUITARS AND MESMERIZING VOCAL LINES, LED TO REINVENTION. INSTEAD OF BARING THEIR TEETH THROUGH ARRANGEMENTS THAT SPIRALED AND WARPED, THE BAND TOOK A SELF-IMPOSED JOURNEY INTO SIMPLER TERRITORY. A PAIR OF TWIN EPS, I/O AND HOROSCOPE, RESET ROME HERO FOXES AS A GROUP INDEBTED TO SURF ROCK AND INDIE POP INSTEAD OF GNARLIER WAVES, WITH THE LATTER PREDICTING THEIR SHIMMERING FOLLOW-UP. ENTER THE REAL 18 SUMMERS.

“DURING THIS TIME OF WRITING ALL OF THIS MATERIAL, IT MADE ME ENVISION ALL THESE SONGS AS THIS SORT OF TIME CAPSULE-LIKE VOID OR WORLD WHERE TIME IS SLOW BUT LIFE KEEPS MOVING FASTER,” VOCALIST AND RHYTHM GUITARIST CJ BURTON EXPLAINS. WITH THAT DEFINITION IN MIND, IT’S EASY TO UNDERSTAND THE VARIED WARMTH AND SPEEDS PUT TO TAPE HERE. “SEATTLE QUEEN,” WITH ANDREW HAGAN’S PERCOLATING KEYBOARDS LEADING THE WAY, PLACES LOVE’S ANGLED COMPLEXITIES BEHIND A SLICE OF BUBBLEGUM POP. “CHEST PIECE” SPLITS ITS PATHWAY BETWEEN R&B SCHMALTZ AND VAULTED POP-PUNK. OTHER FARE, LIKE THE BLACK MIRROR NOD “SAN JUNIPERO,” HEIGHTEN INTERPERSONAL HIGHS TO INFECTIOUS, BUT EXPERIMENTAL HIGHS. IT’S THE ONLY TRACK THAT REMINDS LISTENERS OF THE BAND’S DARKER ROOTS, WITH FLECKS OF MATHY GUITAR FLANKING VERSES. THIS ALBUM IS AS CONCERNED WITH LOVE AS IT IS WITH ITS ABSENCE IN THE FACE OF GROWING OLDER AND GROWING APART.

Venue Information:
Cornerstone
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704