“Keyboard led coolness is ALL late-’70s new wave sans checkerboard blouses! They’re a contemporary take on driving new wave without being nostalgic and are fronted by perhaps the hardest-working vocalist in town!”
–Mike Nipper, The Stranger
Seattle’s beloved joy-wave band Wiscon is releasing a new single and video on August 5th called “Wake Up”: An incandescent, seductive garage-pop song, resplendent with distorted synths and sweetly stacked harmonies.
The new track was lovingly recorded at the legendary Hall of Justice in Ballard by music maven Brandon Eggleston (Mountain Goats, Modest Mouse, The Dandy Warhols), where the band also recorded five other new songs as well. The singles will all be released as a trilogy this summer, fall and winter. The band is creating a sunnier, more expansive take on their fuzzy dance rave ups than on their previous release, 2015’s grimy lo-fi Disc.
“Terrific band … (lead singer Taryn) is like a member of the Ronettes being backed by Devo.”
–Tony Kay, The SunBreak
“Charm and a voice that is gutsy, yet silky.”
–East Portland Blog
Wiscon is the best band for the beach at an end of the world party. Their bomp sounds like a siren from 60s AM radio fronting a rawking house band revving up the score for a screening of the best sci-fi/horror B Movies. Mash up the Mysterians, The Screamers, and The Ronnettes and you got this street level power pop soul fire!
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