Fueled by a five month trip with stops in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Tennessee, Triumph of the Wild found inspiration by immersing themselves in American musical history and culture, connecting with local talent, and honing their performances at every opportunity.
Closing the year, Triumph of the Wild finished writing a new record titled We Come With The Dust which the duo was able to fully fund with a successful Kickstarter campaign by the support of their fans.
Triumph of the Wild’s backbone is firmly grounded as a one woman and one man band, highlighting the twin harmonies of Christy Barrett and Ryan Schilling. Both cite influences ranging from Woody Guthrie and Janis Joplin, with an occasional nod to Dylan or Lennon/McCartney. The duo manage to produce an impressively rich and full sound: Ryan mans the kick, harp, guitar and back-up vocals while Christy handles percussion, the kazoo and lead vocals that the San Diego Troubadour claims is a “powerhouse voice that goes from whiskey soaked wail to honey tones in a note.”
Triumph of the Wild’s forthcoming sophomore studio album We Come With The Dust will be available on CD and digital formats April 14.
Today Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering a stream of the album (below). We also talked to Shilling about the album:
“Our process of writing this album was pretty simple; six pack of good beer, a turntable, and complete isolation. The songs happened over an interesting period of time, from living in a van for half a year to transitioning back to normal life.
Christy worked late shifts at a hotel in San Diego and left a big hole where we were apart, which was tough after being face to face every day. It left a lot of empty time, which was filled with writing. I was showing her a new song every time she came home and we’d go straight to making harmonies.
We wanted the songs to have a good mixture throughout the record, not just in the music’s style, but really concentrating on content of the lyrics from song to song too. Songs like “Killing Season” and “Tombstone” are ones that are twisted up with a lot of our personal objections, while songs like “California to the Crossroads” and “Brown Dog Blues” were our story telling side.”
(Catch the band live here:
Apr 10 Maricopa County Fair – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 12 Black Hole Beer Company – Prescott, AZ
Apr 17 Hops On Birch – Flagstaff, AZ P
Apr 22 Red Door Brewing – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 23 Duel Brewing – Santa Fe, NM
Apr 24 Tiny’s Lounge – Santa Fe, NM
May 09 Boulder County Farmers Market – Boulder, CO
Visit them here: http://www.triumphofthewild.com.)