Folks, we are so excited. Our new album is officially released this Tuesday, June 21! But… you can order it now on our site! Check out the Merchandise page, cause it’s there right now!
We made the album right here in Kansas City… Chad Meise engineered it, Phil Wade produced it, Paul Andrews took the photos for it, Free Dirt Records released it, all after we spent over a year working on it to hopefully make our best album yet.
The BBC got to play it first. We released it in the UK ahead of the US release, because we did a big six week tour there this spring (thanks all of y’all in the UK for making it such a memorable time). We had a great response from fans in the UK who came to see us at shows after buying it.
Some of our local stations have been spinning it already: KTBG, KANU, KKFI… we appreciate the local love.
Tim Finn of the Kansas City Star had some good things to say about it:
It does have some challenging material on it – including a few minor 4-letter words on a couple songs. That’s a disclosure just in case it concerns you. It has drums again on some songs, and some electric guitars and bass. And glockenspiel (a first for a Wilders album). It’s also got Ike’s guitar that you love, Nate’s hard-hitting bass, Phil’s full sound on that dobro, banjo, and more mandolin sweetness, and Betse’s fiddle that goes from a whisper to a scream. It’s got all of us singing, including a song with Nate’s lead and one with Betse’s lead. It’s all original material written by us (plus one written by our Rural Grit friend Pat Frazier). It’s us. It’s The Wilders.
We want to know what you think about it. Drop us a line here once you’ve heard it.
Wilders love you!