by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Black Thumb, the solo project of Dusk's Colin Wilde (and occasionally Tenement) is bedroom pop for the shoegaze scene. It's dark and full of roaring layered distortion in a way that recalls The Jesus and Mary Chain, with songs that ruminate amid droning drifts and minimal garage pop rhythms. Wilde, a key part in the Appleton, WI music scene will release Black Thumb's new album It Is Well With My Soul on September 23rd via Forward Records (Animal Lover, Tenement, Wildhoney).
While Black Thumb have previously shared "All Fall Down," we're excited to share the project's second single, "God Fearing," one of the record's most up-beat outsider anthems. The song jangles over a lively beat and a sharp melody as Wilde repeats "I'll go anywhere with you, I'll do anything you want me to do" like a love struck mantra. The warped lo-fi recording is driven by the drums but it's the swaying melody that sits just on top of the fuzz and feedback that shapes "God Fearing". Built on surfy vibes and warm organs, the single captures the 80's post-punk charm with a sunnier attitude even if "we're not there yet".
TOUR DATES (all dates with Tenement):
08/24- San Francisco, CA - The Knockout - w/ Try The Pie, Younger Lovers
08/25- Santa Rosa, CA - Atlas Coffee - w/ Redwood
08/26- Sacramento, CA - Cafe Colonial w/ Bihans
08/28- Portland, OR - Project Pabst Festival - w/ Ween, Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sheer Mag, etc.
08/29- Tukwila, WA - Lucky Liquor w/ Paranoid Time, VHS
08/30- Seattle, WA - Black Lodge w/ RVIVR, Darto
08/31- Victoria, BC - The N.A.S.T.Y. House - w/ Pinner, Hurtin
09/01- Vancouver, BC - Franklin Studios
09/02- Kamloops, BC - Zack's Coffee w/ Woolworm, Watchdog
09/03- Calgary, AB - The Palomino
09/04- Edmonton, AB - The Buckingham
09/05- Winnipeg, MB - The Handsome Daughter
09/06- Minneapolis, MN - Minnehaha Free Space - w/ Royal Brat, Ego Death
09/07- Marquette, MI - Marquette Federation of Women's Clubs Clubhouse - w/ Earwhig, Poorhouse, Ladoga