Wildhoney releases new track in advance of Baltimore Popfest performance
The inaugural Baltimore Popfest at the Charm City Art Space, which I wrote about in this weekâ€™s City Paper, features many performers from far flung locations, but only a couple local combos. One of them, Wildhoney, has only been playing shows for a year, but has quickly made an impression around town with loud live shows and a beautifully fuzzed-out self-recorded demo tape. When I spoke to Wildhoney guitarist Joe Trainor last week, however, he was happy to inform me that just that day the band had released its first real studio recording, â€ťLike Me,â€ť for streaming and download.
â€śLike Me,â€ť one of three songs that will be released on a 7â€ť EP this summer, is a little slicker and cleaner, while still retaining the bandâ€™s ragged shoegaze energy. â€śIt was a little heavier than I wanted it to be,â€ť Trainor says of the demo, noting that the new EP will better reflect his ideal vision of the bandâ€™s sound. Thereâ€™s also the length: where the songs on the demo were tight three-minute rockers, â€śLike Meâ€ť is an even tighter one minute and 57 seconds. With Popfest on the horizon, itâ€™s a perfect opportunity to showcase Wildhoneyâ€™s pop instincts.