Boomkat Product Review:
The opening track of Wilderness' self-titled debut initially sounds like something off mid-90's sitcom 'Game On'... Thankfully it's all up hill from there. The culmination of three years work, Baltimore based four-piece Wilderness have created a shimmering album that seems to invest as much importance in the oft-derided genre of Baggy as it does in the obvious John Lydon indebted vocal style. Teetering now and again on the precipice of pretentiousness (with songs about "the beauty of beauty"), Wilderness nonetheless make a good fist at updating the early-90's for a new audience. Breezily touching on shoegazing ('Arkless') and the Sex Pistols-do-post-rock of 'It's All The Same', Wilderness are at their best when sounding like, well, themselves. With particular mention going to the underwater rock of 'Shepherd in Sheep's Clothing' and piano led 'Mirrored Palm', Wilderness require a bit of patience, but if given they repay heartily.