Wild Child with Stelth Ulvang
April 29 • 8:00 pm• $15 - $18
On Sunday, April 29 the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KLCC proudly welcome Wild Child back to the WOW Hall along with special guest Stelth Ulvang.
For seven years now the Austin-based ensemble Wild Child has carried its infectious blend of indie-pop and infectious melodies across the international music scene, charting viral hits and wrapping their arms around a diverse and dedicated fanbase. But earlier this year when the band set out to make their fourth studio album, they found they had their hands full: After half a decade of maturation, the group had grown beyond its traditional writing and recording process. “We had too many ideas for how we wanted to make this record” says Kelsey Wilson, the group’s lead vocalist and violinist. She shrugs. “So we said, ‘Why not just do all of them?’” The band made a list of their favorite musicians who were also great producers — choosing ones they thought would shine a new and unique light on specific compositions — and then Wild Child set about chasing their album from studio to studio all over the world. The result — the band’s fourth album, Expectations — is Wild Child’s most creative, colorful and intellectually engaging album to date. Now a seven-piece pop mini-orchestra (Wilson on violin and vocals; Alexander Beggins on ukulele and vocals; Sadie Wolfe on cello; Matt Bradshaw on keyboards, trumpet, and harmonica; Tom Myers on drums; Cody Ackors on guitar and trombone; and Tyler Osmond on bass), Wild Child traveled from Chris Walla’s (Death Cab For Cutie) studio in Tromsø, Norway, to the Philadelphia studio of Dr. Dog’s Scott McMicken. Back in Wimberley, Texas, Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit) set up a makeshift studio in Kelsey Wilson’s beloved childhood home — abandoned since the floods of 2015 — where they found the muses were eager to resurface. The group also tapped the talents of Chris Boosahda (Shakey Graves), Max Frost, and Grammy-winning producer Adrian Quesada. The result is arrangements that reflect the range of tastes of the producers, from scruffy lo-fi tape hiss, to smoothed out precision-cut electronic pop sounds.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.