Whatcha Looking For
Rising from the ashes of 2020, Billy Wylder forge ahead with their new EP, Whatcha Looking For (out April 9 on Sand & Gold Records). The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert, exploring new musical space akin to Devendra Banhart, Beck, and Tinariwen. The tracks evoke musical evolutions built on grooves informed by ancient African rhythms, art-rock textures, expansive guitars, violins, synths, and drum machines. Salloway’s lyrics flow with inspiration from mythical songwriting hero Leonard Cohen, while threading together more abstract imagery reminiscent of Thom Yorke.
The past four years have brought us face to face with dangers of a political, spiritual, and even existential nature. The Coronavirus reminds us that we are all inextricably connected and we have the power to pass on both life and death, love and hatred. Whatcha Looking For calls attention to where our attention lies, looking at what stories, perspectives, histories, and media we choose and do not choose to inform our consciousness and direction. Billy Wylder calls us back to the practice of our creativity as a primary means of connecting our shared humanity, and providing a way for us to envision a future we want to live in together. Whatcha Looking For embodies fierce courage and asks the listener the question directly while offering a sense of hope and possibility.
“A sense of mystery and majesty.” –No Depression
Avi Salloway - lead vocals, guitar * Rob Flax - synth, vocals * Krista Speroni - bass, vocals * Zamar Odongo - drums, vocals * Sam Kassirer - drum machine
Written by Avi Salloway © 2020 Wylder Moonshine Publishing/ASCAP.
Produced by: Avi Salloway and Sam Kassirer
Engineered by: Sam Kassirer
Recorded at Great North Sound Society
Mastered by: Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Sound
Artwork by Jesse Cafiero