WILD RIVERS SHARE HAUNTING HARMONIES IN HOWLING
ANNOUNCE EIGHTY-EIGHT EP OUT JUNE 22
Toronto, ON – June 8, 2018 – Wild Rivers – the finest purveyors of “Folk ‘n Roll and Country Soul” - are announcing the release of the Eighty-Eight EP, the highly awaited follow up to their 2016’s self-titled debut album. Today, the band is debuting the first hint of the upcoming EP with Howling, showing off the seamless layers of slide guitar, steady percussion, and founding members Devan Glover’s and Khalid Yassein’s vocals.
The same careful craftsmanship is apparent in the band’s 2016 self-titled debut album, streamed over 27 million times on Spotify alone, and 2017 single, Do Right. The band wrote and recorded the EP in both Ontario and Nashville, creativity peaking between glistening pop (A Week Ago) and acoustic vulnerability (Howling). Guitarist and singer Yassein’s love of strong, purposeful melodies is evident in the core of each of the five tracks. Eighty-Eight will be released June 22.
Wild Rivers is composed of Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Ben Labenski (drums) and Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass). Over three years, the Toronto-based band has accrued more than 30 million streams on Spotify, toured consistently across the U.S. and Canada, and earned a reputation as a band that makes a powerful connection with listeners. Coming from all different musical backgrounds, all four members find inspiration in iconic pop artists of the 1970s, from Fleetwood Mac to James Taylor to Neil Young, and manage to blend their hallmark storytelling styles with a modern approach to melody. Get a feel for what else is to come with Howling.
Stream Howling here.
1. A Week Ago
3. Call It A Night
4. You Can Side
5. I Won’t Be Back
CATCH WILD RIVERS LIVE:
June 9 – Kingston, ON – Craft Beer Fest
August 3 – Rochester, NY – Rochester Public Market
August 7 – Exton, PA – Eagleview Concert Series
August 11 – Bethlehem PA – Musikfest
August 24-26 – Ontonagon MI – Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
August 22-23 – Franklin TN – Pilgrimage Festival
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