THIS WILD LIFE announce brand new studio album ‘Petaluma’

May 8, 2018

THIS WILD LIFE announce brand new studio album ‘Petaluma’

Out June 22 on Epitaph Records

This Wild Life are thrilled to announce their new, forthcoming studio album titled ‘Petaluma’, which will be released by Epitaph Records on FridayJune 22 (pre-order). The band (comprised of Kevin Jordan & Anthony Del Grosso) have shared the music video for their new single, ‘Westside,’ which was directed by Spencer Baldwin. ‘Westside’ follows the band’s new ballad ‘Hold You Here,’ the first single off ‘Petaluma,’ which was released in early April and accompanied by a charming music video directed by Baldwin as well depicting a couple’s spontaneous city hall wedding and casual, friend-filled backyard reception. Jordan had the following to share about ‘Westside,’ its genesis and urgent subject matter needing to be addressed:

“‘Westside’ is a song I’ve wanted to write for many years but never knew how, since its inspiration isn’t my story to tell. Sexual assault isn’t something many people are comfortable talking about, and my perspective in the song is from a person supporting a loved one who’s experienced it. In my moments of anger and frustration I had to focus on showing love, care, and support for the person who was really hurting. To anyone who’s been affected by sexual assault, find strength in your loved ones and speak up if you’re able. You could never be a burden.”

Early on in the writing process for ‘Petaluma’, Jordan and Del Grosso made the mutual decision to make a record that felt brighter and more uptempo, a record they’d both want to listen to everyday. “This album is the first record we made with a clear vision before the first song was ever written,” Jordan says.“Something with the dynamics and emotion we’ve always strived for, but within the bounds of a bright, warm, and organic sonic energy flowing through it.” In limiting the songs’ arrangements to only including instruments that can physically be played live, they opened the door to their most honest and explorative songwriting to date.

“At times, when it comes to my life, I am as fragile as the glass that adorns the album cover,” he continues about the overall mood of the album. “But like the sunflower at the center of its image, I will always seek the sun and its light. This record feels like the first hint of summer after wandering through the cold – it feels honest and true to us as artists and individuals. It feels damn good.”

This Wild Life will be making the following appearances this summer on the final run of the Vans Warped Tour:

06/21 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex

06/22 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Lot

06/23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

06/24 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds

06/28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavillion

06/29 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

06/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

07/01 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

07/03 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

07/05 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

07/06 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion

07/07 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

07/08 – Houston, TX – NRG Park

07/10 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds

07/12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

07/13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

07/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

07/15 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre

07/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Keybank Pavilion

07/17 – Toronto, ON – The Flats at Budweiser Stage

07/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

07/19 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

07/20 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

07/21 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

07/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Canterbury Park

07/23 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre

07/24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

07/25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC

07/26 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

07/27 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

07/28 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre

07/29 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

07/30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

07/31 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre

08/02 – Jacksonville, FL – The Old Cypress Lot near Met Park

08/03 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field

08/04 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheater

08/05 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Ampitheatre

‘Petaluma’ track listing:
01. Figure It Out
02.  Headfirst
03.  Catie Rae
04.  Positively Negative
05. Westside
06.  Hold You Here
07. Come Back Down
08. College Kids
09.  Never Believe
10. No Need For Novocaine

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