Wyldlife Releases The Time Has Come To Rock & Roll, with Bassist Spencer “Ray Guns” Alexander
Wyldlife Releases The Time Has Come To Rock & Roll, with Bassist Spencer “Ray Guns” Alexander… New York City’s resident 70’s punk-stylized quartet, Wyldlife, have released their sophomore full-length, The Time Has Come To Rock & Rollon April 16th, 2013. Produced by Tuk of Atlanta’s Biters, the album has already received rave reviews from fans and critics alike in just a few short weeks. Kicking off the album release with a packed show at Hoboken’s premiere venue, Maxwell’s, the powerpop rockers are playing shows in the tri-state area all summer long (see dates below) and just want to rock ‘n’ roll. Check out “Saturday Night” off the newest release here: http://bit.ly/12KQYVO.
On the recent release, frontman Dave Feldman says, “We wanted to make a record that captured the feeling you get when you know the weekend is coming, that the party is imminent…Something that you could drum on the steering wheel on your way to the liquor store, or that you could blast from the speakers at a dive.” He continues,“It had to pay tribute to all of the old punk and rock records we love, while making something new for the younger rock ‘n’ roll crowd to get behind. I think we’ve done exactly that. We ain’t lookin’ to get rich off Billboard top 200 plays, we just wanna rock ‘n’ roll.”
Joining Feldman, Wyldlife is composed of Samm Allen (Guitar), Spencer Alexander (Bass) and Russ Barrnett (Drums). Still digging on their collection of 70’s punk and power pop, the members of this band were perhaps born into the entirely wrong decade altogether. Or perhaps they realize that to get an audience on its feet, all that’s needed is a fast beat and a loud melody – a timeless simplicity enhanced with refined grit that has (nearly) been lost in today’s clutter of mainstream rock boredom. With an insanely kinetic live show that has been compared to Iggy & The Stooges, The Hives and The Ramones, it seems that all ground is covered. The gang is onto something bigger and wants to take you along for the ride.
Their first self-titled release had attracted the attention of several year’s top 10 lists, an interview on WFMU, a well-attended month long tour and two music videos. Steering far clear of a sophomore slump, Wyldlife packed up their van and headed to Atlanta to record the more-than-appropriately titled, The Time Has Come to Rock & Roll. Neither the country air nor the fact that this was their first time working with a producer (Tuk, of Biters fame) brings the boys out of their comfort zone, and if it does, well, it certainly doesn’t show.
The result is 32 minutes of boot-stomping, hand clapping, catchy riff-raff that carries larger and longer than their self-titled release without wavering from the style and sound that got them to this point. Before the album’s official release, the single, “Saturday Night,”was endorsed by Little Steven’s Underground Garage as “The Coolest Song in the World of the Week” and has since been syndicating all over the Sirius XM airwaves. Yes indeed, the time has come.