New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
As New York-based garage rock purveyor Dmitry Wild gears up to release his 'Electric Souls' album, he brings us the Jesus and Mary Chain-flavored single 'Sweetest Thing', which is about fear and our tendency to cyclically return to that feeling before we can finally overcome it.
The accompanying video was filmed and edited by Strange House Media with a backing video by BamIam. Filmed around Woodstock and Hudson, New York, including on-site at Hudson Brewing and Co, the video features Tommy Love and Robert Paley (of Dmitry Wild & The Spells), as well as appearances by Jennifer Claroscura and Tryst as the witch.
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.
'Sweetest Thing' is out now, available at all fine online music platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp, where the 'Electric Souls' LP (out October 14) can already be ordered.
-"A sonic and visual storyteller... channeling Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Lee Hazlewood" ~ Post-Punk.com
- "Shatteringly propulsive garage-psych romper... it kills" ~ Vanyaland
- "A rock and roll smash that has both groove and heart. An infectious piece of foot-on-the-monitor rock that blends power with poignancy. It's precisely what the world needs right now" ~ Big Takeover Magazine
- "Bringing together sound, influence, and relevance. Taking the best bits of epic rock, garage, and punk, Dmitry Wild brings the bombastic and writes the drama with this rock musical style production" ~ Sound Read Six
- "Wild, swaggering and buoyant... hyper full-band rhythm and feel-good factor" ~ Top40-Charts.com
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
Breed - keyboards
Matt Liptak - drums
Album cover photography by Shannon Greer
Cover design by Dmitry Wild & Jennifer Claroscura
Video filmed and edited by Strange House Media
Actors: The Spells (Tommy Love / Robert Paley), Jennifer Claroscura and Tryst as the witch
Backing video by BamIam
Filmed around Hudson and Woodstock, NY
Thanks to Hudson Brewing and Co. in Hudson, NY
1. 21st century
2. Sweetest Thing
3. Liberation (Feat. Tryst)
4. Liberation Woes
5. Don't Need Anybody
6. Summer of 21
7. Castle Walls
8. God, Ghost
and a Ship
10. Small Affliction
11. Small Affliction (Houses in Motion Remix)
Oct 21st - CATSKILLS, NY - Steampunk Festival
Oct 27th - NEWARK, NJ - QXST (+ Painters / Little
Oct 29th - WOODSTOCK, NY - Pearl
Moon (+ Glory Box)
Nov 4 - NEW YORK, NY - Pianos (album release party + Tryst)