As we continue to prepare for our CMJ 2012 showcase with Young Giant Records, today we will be featuring Nashville’s Wild Cub. When someone says Nashville most people think cowboy hats and fiddles, but if that is what you are expecting from Wild Cub you couldn’t be further off the mark. The band’s 2012 debut release, Youth, features synth-driven riffs and catchy hooks that make it hard to not stand up out of your chair and dance. This summer the group graced the Bonnaroo stages even before their debut record was released, that’s when you know there is something special going on.
Youth is one of the most listenable and enjoyable records that I have encountered this year, with tracks like “Thunder Clatter” (which is featured on our September Spotify Playlist) and “Colour” that are guaranteed to be hits. This is going to be a set that you will not want to miss at CMJ so make sure to stop by Arlene’s Grocery on Thursday October 18th from 12pm-6pm.