Long Beach acoustic punk duo, This Wild Life, is streaming their debut album ‘Clouded’ in its entirety. ‘Clouded’ is out May 26 on Epitaph Records.
Hailing from Long Beach, CA, This Wild Life is duo Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso. The pair came together in the tight knit DIY punk scene in Long Beach. They quickly became friends after working at the same musical instrument store, bonding over the music of their teens. Soon enough, they started their own pop-punk band and made music together as This Wild Life. They played fast and they played loud. But then they bucked the norm of the scene they emerged from and went acoustic.
The music itself connected with fans, even as it surprised them. Today, This Wild Life has an army of fans – 80K YouTube subscribers. The duo is wildly known for their cover of Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘Sleepwalking’ which has had over 3 million views and lets their hardcore roots show. They take pride in making music based in hardcore and punk rock, but with wider appeal. Jordan finds inspiration for his vocals outside the heavy world. “Sara Bareilles is one of my favorites. Maybe people wouldn’t expect that. Or maybe they would,” he laughs. ‘Clouded’ maintains the core attributes of their sound – Jordan’s vulnerable, expressive lyrics, DelGrosso’s nimble fingerpicking – while pushing themselves towards more ambitious sounds. “We tried out a string section, pianos, different kinds of guitars, we didn’t want to limit ourselves,” Jordan notes.
‘Clouded’ was recorded with Aaron Marsh of Copeland and is the triumphant result of years marked by small triumphs, big struggles and countless floor shows, bringing This Wild Life’s heartfelt, melodic and acoustic punk-rock to a bigger audience they’ve earned. The band will be playing all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour in the US before heading to the UK in November as support to Tonight Alive.
UK DATES (Supporting Tonight Alive):
Mon-Nov-24 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Wed-Nov-26 London, Koko
Thu-Nov-27 Cardiff, Solus
Fri-Nov-28 Birmingham, Institute
Sat-Nov-29 Manchester, Academy
Sun-Nov-30 Glasgow, ABC