OV Recommends: The Wild Now

Austin based couple-turned-band, The Wild Now, is evidence that twosomes can be just as formidable as symphony-esque bands.

Finding a musical outfit that is executed by only two musicians is a striking discovery. To create the large sound of a 4-piece band with half of the contribution is difficult to engineer. Ensembles like The White Stripes, The Black Keys and Wye Oak are three outstanding examples of the stunning energy produced between only two inspired musicians. Although the chemistry between full-piece bands is complex and intriguing, the simplicity of two creates an incredibly potent spirit that is easy to observe.

The Wild Now, composed of Taylor Baker and Drew Walker translates indie music into a mystic, soulful, acoustic journey- a sound paralleled to Angus and Julia Stone. Amongst others, their self proclaimed influences are Alabama Shakes, Glass Animals, Bon Iver and Local Natives — an eclectic range of contemporary-indie music. Baker possesses angelic vocals that strain with passion as the intensity of the music grows with an arousing, moving resonance. The coexistence between her innate instrument- her voice, and the production of their physical equipment is stunning.

The couple recently reached a major milestone in their career — one million plays on their track “salt” on Spotify. Each song embodies carefully written lyrics, layered with swung beats and alternative, acoustic instrumentals. It is a “cloud-9” sound that yields moments of darkness and introspection. The Wild Now makes a point of bringing their listeners into their own personal “wild now.”

Baker and Walker’s music goes above and beyond what most two-piece bands can fulfill, for themselves and for their fans. Although The Wild Now is touring mostly locally and regionally, they have a consuming sound that can be recognized nationally, even globally with appropriate support.

August 25, the couple is playing an intimate 50-ticket show, served with a three course meal and a romantic vibe: tickets are available for purchase here. Find other upcoming shows by the duo on their website or their frequently updated Facebook page.