13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Adult Nights is the earnest and ambitious debut release by the New Hampshire-based band Wild Light. Their melancholic indie rock/folk-pop sounds comfortably familiar, with crisp guitar hooks, glossy keyboards, and an instinctive feel for dramatic tension. The album features a slew of catchy mid-tempo songs, notably “California On My Mind,” “Canyon City,” and “Heart Attack,” that cover ground somewhere between self pity and angst, with soaring harmonies and big sing-along choruses (three of the four members ably share vocal duties). There are multiple references to their native state and their adopted one of California (or at least the place where they recorded the album) and the gulf that exists between the two, whether musically or metaphorically, is all over these songs. From the pleasing backing vocals of “The Party (Oh, My God!)” to the aching “Call Home,” Adult Nights is a charming and enjoyable first release.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Adult Nights is the earnest and ambitious debut release by the New Hampshire-based band Wild Light. Their melancholic indie rock/folk-pop sounds comfortably familiar, with crisp guitar hooks, glossy keyboards, and an instinctive feel for dramatic tension. The album features a slew of catchy mid-tempo songs, notably “California On My Mind,” “Canyon City,” and “Heart Attack,” that cover ground somewhere between self pity and angst, with soaring harmonies and big sing-along choruses (three of the four members ably share vocal duties). There are multiple references to their native state and their adopted one of California (or at least the place where they recorded the album) and the gulf that exists between the two, whether musically or metaphorically, is all over these songs. From the pleasing backing vocals of “The Party (Oh, My God!)” to the aching “Call Home,” Adult Nights is a charming and enjoyable first release.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Not MC Cracker D ,

Bought it today, listened to it twice...LOVE IT.

Here's what might result from an unholy coupling of XTC and the Killers. They have enough different sounds to keep you interested through the entire album, but they also have their own signature sound. The Arcade Fire connection is quite apparent, too. It is now in my heavy rotation. Recommended highly.

nikkunikku ,

SEE THEM LIVE!

You don't need to know that Tim used to be in Arcade Fire to know that these guys rock. All you need to do is listen to hear these true artists stand out for themselves. I've been waiting for this album for years - no joke! Thanks for never giving up the fight guys! See you guys soon! Keep rocking out!

Mangy17 ,

Live Free or Die!

Any fan of this band will surely enjoy the disc, and new listeners will find plenty to like with it. However, I enjoyed the original EP version of "New Hampshire" much more, maybe they just wanted to tighten it up for the record. Anyways, make an effort to see this group live, they have awesome energy and muscianship is evident with them rotating instruments throughout the show. I'm totally psyched for these guys!

PS: Tim had one of the best lefty swings ever to grace the diamonds of the Granite State!

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