Wild Sun stands apart from the noise and imitation with their honest brand of heartfelt rock and roll. In a time when every channel is overloaded with the same old thing, Wild Sun is fresh and raw, and yet accessibly familiar. In just three years, the alternative rock outfit fronted by songwriter Glenn Kendzia have earned their stay as one of the most promising bands around. With their debut album produced by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Phish), frequent radio airplay (CMJ Top 200 Chart), and a live show that breaks bar sales records, Wild Sun is armed for the front lines. Their debut album, “Little Truths,” was released nationally in September of 2015 by American Laundromat Records. Motif Magazine named the album one of the “Top 20 Albums of 2015,” alongside Wilco and Kendrick Lamar. In April of 2016, the band released the two-song “Rigby EP,” once again working with Bryce Goggin. This year alone, Wild Sun has been mentioned by Rolling Stone, Spin, Billboard, and Entertainment Weekly, and other high profile press outlets. Wild Sun has a cover featured on the new Elliott Smith tribute, Say Yes among artists like J Mascis, Julien Baker, and Amanda Palmer. The band has played hundreds of shows and have had to opportunity to share the stage with national touring acts such as The Wombats, Eve 6, Blitzen Trapper, Rubblebucket, Langhorne Slim, Mothers, And The Kids, Roadside Graves, and others. Wild Sun is currently in the studio working on their follow-up full length album to their critically acclaimed debut. There was a time where music was built on great songs, and undeniable passion. There was a time when live shows threw caution into the wind, and musicians improvised and simply made music. Those times are back, and Westerly, Rhode Island’s Wild Sun are already at the party—cases cracked.
- Jean R. Sampson
- Liza Monroy