ATHENS BASED WANDERWILD is Matt Martin, Wes Gregory, Ian White, and Taylor Cotton. The project was initially crafted as a solo venture for Martin, who used Wanderwild to house his output as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. In early 2017, the project found new exciting territory. Quickly after the release of Fleeting, Wanderwild transitioned from being a solo venture with a rotating cast of live players to a stable lineup of collaborators. With the addition of Wes Gregory on drums, Ian White on guitar, and Taylor Cotton on bass, the band began working on a new LP. In Due Time builds on the musical and lyrical themes established in Fleeting, while also welcoming brand new aesthetics and approaches. With heightened dynamic range and diverse production techniques, In Due Time is an exercise in artistic flexibility, while being an undeniably exciting listening experience.
Rose Hotel began simply. It was the phrase on the cover of a notebook — an arbitrary title — that gave a home to the ideas songwriter Jordan Reynolds had been working on in her spare time. After the band Reynolds had spent the last five years touring with dissolved, she found her pastime project becoming her main focus and passion. With the ample personal time such changes can create, Reynolds channeled her experiences into a six-song collection that celebrates independence and pays homage to a lineage of influencers including Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, and Jessica Pratt. Rose Hotel’s lush and intimate EP, Always Good Reason, dropped in the late summer of 2017.
Now based in Atlanta, GA - Reynolds has joined forces with a crew of local players (Tyler Jundt, John Restivo, Vinny Restivo, Mike Varner), evolving from the solo project of a songwriter cutting her teeth, to the fleshed-out sound of a tight 5-piece indie rock outfit. Rose Hotel is taking new form.
Deriving influence from the seventies folk-tinged soft rock of artists like The Carpenters and Carole King, as well as the dark and dreamy tones of modern groups like Hand Habits and Waxahatchee, Rose Hotel is both hushed and roaring, delicate and powerful, and won’t be pigeonholed into your stereotypical “female-fronted indie rock” category. The band plans to release music in 2018.
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