Meet Wilderado: the rising indie rock band making waves with their dreamy, textured sound that has secured them slots at festivals like Bonnaroo and Sasquatch, in addition to touring alongside renowned bands Judah and The Lion, Band of Horses, and Blossoms.
Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, the band’s members Max Rainer, Colton Dearing, Tyler Wimpee, and Justin Kila have released their newest EP Favors. Comprised of four equally engaging, expressive, and mesmerizing new songs, Favors takes you on a journey and showcases Wilderado’s artistic ability to perfect their evolving sound.
Phil Ek, who has produced some of your favorite songs by the likes of Father John Misty and Fleet Foxes, worked with Wilderado on the new EP and pushed its members in the studio to awaken a deeper, more powerful emotion that led to the matured sound that appears on the new project. Rainer’s vocals radiate a certain warmth, passion, and soulfulness that makes you want to sit back, close your eyes, and soak up each song in its entirety when layered over the perfect harmony of guitar, cymbals, and drums.
The verdict? We’re impressed with Wilderado’s strikingly introspective and honest new EP and if they weren’t on your radar before, they should be now.
Luckily, Wilderado gave us even more insight into Favors by listing six songs that inspired their latest project. Check out the band’s handpicked songs below to see who’s influencing these rising stars.
“Shakemaker” - Oasis
“The First Song” - Band of Horses
“1000 Julys” - Third Eye Blind
“Ten Days Late” - Third Eye Blind
“Wounded” - Third Eye Blind
‘Much Love’ - Microwave
In addition, make sure you don’t miss Wilderado as they take over the Ones To Watch Instagram story tomorrow during their big weekend at the Sasquatch! Festival.