Night Idea Share “Wild” – Breathing Cold Out March 25th on JuJu Records

March 14, 2016
photo credit: Joey Wharton

photo credit: Joey Wharton


Night Idea Share “Wild” with New Noise Magazine

Breathing Cold Out March 25th on JuJu Records

a bright brand of progressive rock that leans toward pop” – Stereogum
Richmond, VA indie prog quartet Night Idea announced their new album Breathing Coldwill be released on March 25th via JuJu Records. The band are excited to share their new single “Wild” with New Noise Magazine, a song fueled by winding song structures and complex rhythms that embrace the band’s prog brilliance while retaining a catchy pop aesthetic. The band’s influences range from Grizzly Bear to King Crimson and everything that falls between, and it’s pretty apparent upon first listen that the band focus a great deal of attention to detail, from the multi-movements of their new single to the crushing riffs and polyrhythms.

“Wild” was the last song the band wrote together before recording, and the best representation of the band coming together as a cohesive writing unit as all four members contributed equally to the song. “Wild” is Night Idea coming together, finding their strength in unity. Speaking about “Wild”, the band said the song is “loosely based on the question, what is natural? The lyrics, ‘Trash deep in the woods. If we are wild…’ was inspired by seeing a McDonald’s cup while hiking in Virginia. The disposable cup and its logo seemed so bizarre in that setting.”

Keep our parks clean. Listen to more Night Idea.


3/25: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
4/05: Greensboro, NC @ Revolution Cycles
4/06: Savannah, GA @ The Erasery
4/07: Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
4/08: Wilmington, NC @ Reggies
4/09: Atlanta, GA @ 529
4/14: Larami, WY @ University of Wyoming
4/20: Brooklyn, NY @ Sunny Vale
4/21: Beacon, NY @ Quinns Beacon
4/22: Providence, RI @ Aurora Providnce
4/23: Mystic, CT @ The German Mystic Club
4/28: Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony
4/30: Dublin, VA @ Progress Festival


Night Idea is an indie/progressive rock band based in Richmond, VA. The band’s multilayered sound is characterized by focused songwriting, fleshed out with complex melodies and syncopated rhythms. The band formed in 2011 and have released a full length album Ocho the Cat (2011) and a follow-up EP, Paths (2013). Their second full length album Breathing Cold will be released March 25th on JuJu Records.

Built around loose themes, Breathing Cold slowly descends into madness as it unfolds. The album starts very happy-go-lucky and bright, and then in the second half it takes a dark turn. By the end of the record, the band have traversed through some really dark passages, and it the listener is left somewhere completely different from the beginning. It’s a journey intended to be heard in full, a transformative experience for the listener and band alike. Lyrically, Carter Burton (guitar/vocals) has inspiration from all over the place. There isn’t a concrete theme to the lyrics, each song is a separate story. Some songs are about day to day experiences, some of it is existential.

This album marks a turn for the band as they wrote with more of a group effort in terms of composition and structure. Taking their time, Night Idea fleshed these songs out over the span of two years with ideas coming from all sides of the band. The band, known for their impressive live shows, decided to create a recording closer to the experience of seeing them perform, opting for a bigger sound that retains the group’s rawness. Breathing Coldwas recorded in a big beautiful art gallery in Richmond called Gallery 5. The massive room helped to capture the expansive sounds they were after.

Breathing Cold
JuJu Records

March 25, 2016

1. At The Wheel
2. Silver Understanding
3. Wild
4. Easy To Lie
5. Call
6. Response
7. Overgrown
8. Breathing Cold

Night Idea Links:
JuJu Records

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