Wild Pink Announce New Album ‘ILYSM’, Share New Song

    Wild Pink have announced their next album: ILYSM arrives on October 14 via Royal Mountain. Frontman John Ross, Justin Pizzoferrato, and the Antlers’ Peter Silberman co-produced the LP, which features contributions from Julien Baker, Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis, Ryley Walker, Yasmin Williams, and Bing & Ruth’s David Moore and Jeremy Viner. Wild Pink have also shared the album’s title track, which you can check out below, along with the album cover, tracklist, and the band’s upcoming tour dates.

    Early in the writing process of ILYSM, which follows 2021’s A Billion Little Lights, Ross was diagnosed with cancer. “Even though I’d already started working on the record, everything took on new meaning after my diagnosis,” Ross, who is now in recovery, said in a statement. “I started writing songs that tried to make sense of the whole experience, including the love and support I felt from the people in my life—particularly my wife, which is where the title came from.”

    “This song, like a few others on this record, takes place where I live and the field next to it,” Ross added of ‘ILYSM’. “A full moon will light up all the rooms here in a way I’ve never really seen and I feel like this song wrote itself a little bit. This album is about love in its many forms and this song in particular is a metaphor for love and obsession.”

    The title song comes with a visual created by John Smith using the new Dall-E 2 AI system. “These animations were created using machine learning, specifically with the new, much-buzzed about Dall-E-2 model,” Smith explained. “The imagery of the specific clips were directly inspired by different lyrical lines or references, then edited together to make an experimental animation – perhaps one of the first animations using this new model. Early in the pandemic I started a deep dive learning about how I could use and utilize machine learning in my creative practice, and I found that it can be a very exciting and expressive tool for image making.”

    ILYSM Cover Artwork:

    ILYSM Tracklist:

    1. Cahooting The Multiverse
    2. Hold My Hand [feat. Julien Baker]
    3. Hell Is Cold
    4. ILYSM
    5. St. Beater Camry
    6. Abducted At The Grief Retreat
    7. War On Terror
    8. Simple Glyphs
    9. See You Better Now
    10. Sucking On The Birdshot
    11. The Grass Widow In The Glass Window
    12. ICLYM

    Wild Pink 2022 Tour Dates:

    Oct 12 – Boston, MA – The Middle East (Upstairs) *
    Oct 13 – Portland, ME – Sun Tiki Studios *
    Oct 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made *
    Oct 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas *
    Oct 16 – Washington, DC – DC9*
    Oct 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall*
    Oct 18 – Toronto, ON – The Drake*
    Oct 20 – Montreal, QC – L’escogriffe*
    Oct 21 – Burlington, VT – Foam Brewery*
    Nov 8 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
    Nov 9 – Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin
    Nov 10 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange
    Nov 11 – London, UK – Pitchfork London
    Nov 12 – Manchester, UK – Yes Basement
    Nov 13 – Glasgow, UK – The Hug & Pint
    Nov 14 – Dublin, IE – The Workmans Cellar
    Nov 16 – Paris, FR – Supersonic
    Nov 17 – Luzern, CH – Schuur
    Nov 18 – Prague, CZ – Cafe V Lese
    Nov 19 – Berlin, DE – Marie Antoinette
    Nov 20 – Copenhagen, DK – Rahuset
    Nov 21 – Hamburg, DE – Aalhaus
    Nov 22 – Munster, DE – Pension Schmidt
    Nov 25 – Kingston, NY – Tubby’s*
    Nov 26 – Syracuse, NY – Funk N Waffles*
    Nov 27 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch*
    Nov 28 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village*
    Nov 29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7Th Street*
    Dec 1 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall*
    Dec 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court*
    Dec 3 – Boise, ID – The Shredder*
    Dec 4 – Spokane, WA – Lucky You Lounge*
    Dec 5 – Seattle, WA – Barboza*
    Dec 7 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios*
    Dec 9 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill*
    Dec 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Airliner*
    Dec 11 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar*
    Dec 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar*
    Dec 14 – Austin, TX – Mohawk*
    Dec 15 – Dallas, TX – Three Links*
    Dec  17 – Nashville, TN – The Basement*

    * with Trace Mountains

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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