Aug 27 – Aug 30 // Artists in Residence
Home City: Denver, CO
Denver-based Wildermiss came to the Music District for a 4-day residency focused on writing and recording demos of new material. While on campus they sat down with Musician’s Help Desk Desk to record a podcast interview to discuss intention, preparation, and the song craft behind a soaring single year as a band.
Beloved by fans and critics in its hometown, Wildermiss closed out 2017 as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Mile High City. The promising quartet built up a strong, impassioned grassroots following that helped propel it to a pair of back-to-back wins in KTCL’s benchmark promotions, the annual Big Gig this past summer and Hometown for the Holidays- not to mention multiple sold-out headlining shows of their own.
Hard to believe that a little more than a year ago this foursome (Emma Cole, Joshua Hester, Seth Beamer, and Caleb Thoemke) was an auspicious yet aspiring act playing unassuming opening slots on weeknights. The outfit quickly won fans over with a smart brand of guitar-driven pop, which has plenty in common with acts like Local Natives, Echosmith, and Florence and the Machine. Cleary, the act found its way.
The songs are instantly memorable as much for their melodies as for their meaning — both of which are equally as integral to the impact of the song, if you ask Hester. “I’ve always thought lyrics find their validation through melody,” he says. “You can sing the simplest line but if a melody has conviction, then it works better than the most poetic paragraph you can write.”
Talk about seeing the forest for the trees.
Take a listen the Widlermiss podcast recorded here on the Music District campus:
“Wildermiss was formed just over a year ago. We released our Debut EP October 2017, and we are starting to write our LP. In the last year and a half Wildermiss has won 93.3’s Big Gig and Hometown For The Holidays competitions. We believe we have got to this point by practicing, creating marketing plans, setting deadlines, and networking. We always put the music first and take songwriting very seriously. As we approach writing our LP we plan on sticking to a plan and writing a ton. Wildermiss is planning on using the residency to write and demo new material.”
Check out Wildermiss live on Last Call with Carson Daly HERE!
For more on Widlermiss visit their website: https://www.wildermiss.com/