Charlotte’s Four Finger Records celebrate their two-year anniversary with a cassette release party featuring Solis, The Wilt, Thousand Dollar Movie, VESS, Fortune Teller, and Jude Moses.
“For some, the phrase “alternative country” signifies a rough hewn lo-fi sound dominated by fast guitar breaks and high and lonesome country leanings. On their full-length debut, Old Fire, Charlotte alt-country rockers The Wilt expand on that rootsy underpinning with a melancholy lyricism and spare, polished arrangements which, despite the band’s six-person lineup, don’t sound cluttered.
Thematically, Old Fire doesn’t go far astray from your standard set of road songs, odes to booze and heartache, and other country weepers that dwell on the could-bes and coulda beens. But lead vocalist and songwriter Sage Greer is able to pull it all off with a rare mix of passion and restraint. On songs like “Here You Come” and “Should’ve Held On,” Greer and fellow vocalist Brooke Vestrand match the seamless harmonies and palpable anguish of a Parsons-Harris duet. And elsewhere, the collection’s warm, resonant guitar tones envelop the listener and invite them into the record’s contemplative state of mind.” – Harris Wheless, CLTure
Experimental electronic pop from songwriters Leonardo Solis and Kellie Solis. Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina.