Wild Ones Premier New Single


The new track makes for a beautifully compelling three-minutes
– Gold Flake Paint

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Standing At The Back Of Your Show

Taken from new album Mirror Touch due out October 6th via Topshelf Records

Portland, OR’s Wild Ones are sharing the second single off their forthcoming album, Mirror Touch, due October 6th via Topshelf Records. It premiered at Gold Flake Paint who described the track as “a sumptuous undertaking, one that bleeds an acutely subtle prickliness through the elegant shell of the composition which does its best to hide the such sentiments from view.”
“Standing in the Back at Your Show is about young love when it’s completely inappropriate and unwieldy.,” explains vocalist Danielle Sullivan. “It began as a story about my husband and I, who is also a musician, and morphed into a semi fictional tale of its own.”

Nylon premiered the first single “Paresthesia” calling it “a catchy indie gem with a deeper meaning.” Danielle Sullivan says of the track, “Paresthesia refers to a time in my life when anxiety was ruling my mind. I was withdrawing from friends, wasn’t leaving my house, and had stopped engaging with the world outside. The song explores strained love in the context of manifested fear.”

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Praise for ‘Paresthesia’:

Wild Ones’ “Paresthesia” is a catchy indie gem with a deeper meaning” – Nylon
The condition of paresthesia is known to cause pins and needles; this is certainly spine-tingling” – DIY
Oh boy do I like this song. The vocals are easy on the ears and the instrumentation experimental enough to stand out from the crowd.”  – Indie Shuffle
Included in Indie Shuffle’s Best Of August playlist
Peaked at #4 on Hype Machine’s most popular chart


Wild Ones delve into the bliss and burden that musicians are tasked with today: create work that captures your spirit, but do it without selling your soul. Self-produced and recorded, they walk the line of DIY oddity and polished pop sheen. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the band combines the talents of lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan, keyboardist Thomas Himes, drummer Seve Sheldon, guitarist Nick Vicario and bassist Max Stein. Growing up on Cocteau Twins and En Vogue, their sound is a mash of R&B synths, muted guitar, and somber vocal melodies. After 7 years together, they’ve hit their stride in creating work that poses questions about art and authenticity.

Mirror Touch, the band’s latest record releasing in October 2017 via Topshelf Records, explores spaces of isolation, loneliness and how it feels when the line between self and other becomes blurred. The record title refers to the condition “Mirror Touch Synesthesia” and the physiological experience of empathy. How can you know yourself, when in public you become everyone else? The songs explore the quest to maintain artistic self-integrity in an industry that seeks to homogenize. Solitary in their process of collaboration, Himes and Vicario produce the music, while Sullivan crafts lyrics and melodies, their attempt at self-preservation against the ever-changing expectations of what music should or should not be. Combining their style of upbeat melodies with a backdrop of darker lyrical themes, an inquiry into their artistic process ultimately reflects a balance between earnest head nods to their favorite sounds with a fierce loyalty to their own sense of self.

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Track Listing
1. Paresthesia
2. Do You Really
3. They’re Not Me
4. Invite Me In
5. Standing In The Back At Your Show
6. Night Shift
7. I Wanna Be Your Man
8. Love and Loathing
9. Forgetting RockNRoll
10. No Money