Wild Powwers, a band Seattle Weekly calls “the only modern grunge band that matters” are set to embark on a Western U.S. tour this March. Dates below.
Seattle, Washington’s Wild Powwers are a dynamic trio who come from the dark, dank corners of the basement. Throughout their time together, the group have been relentlessly writing and touring, growing their sound using the vastly different influences in their lives. The result is as KEXP describes, “the sort of carefree grunge riff-rock that gets better the dirtier it gets. Each layer of meticulously gnarly distortion, each off-kilter lyric, drenched in garage-echo reverb, is pure Pacific Northwest filth.”
Their most recent LP, What You Wanted, released in April 2021, is the best representation of who they are and what they bring to the table. Produced by Sam Bell, (R.E.M., Minus the Bear, Weezer, Taylor Swift), and mastered by Ed Brooks, (Pearl Jam, Death Cab For Cutie, R.E.M.), What You Wanted runs the gamut from straight up punk rock (“Real Deal Phil” and “Pageant”) to strangely beautiful psychedelia (“Tricky and “Chrome). Cathartic angular rock (“Sucks”) intersects with gorgeous, shimmering melancholy (“Decades”) and the many melodic shades in between. Showing a wide array of influences skillfully blended into a sound all their own; this album is a beautiful journey. Honest, raw, and relatable.
Listen to What You Wanted here.
March 12 @Sunset Tavern // Seattle, WA
March 13 @Neurolux // Boise, ID
March 14 @Kilby Court // SLC, UT
March 15 @Hi Dive // Denver, CO
March 16 @Whittier Bar // Tulsa, OK
March 17 @SXSW: Knowmad Bar // Austin, TX
March 18 @SXSW: Captain Quack’s Soundspace // Austin, TX
March 18 @SXSW: Liberty Bar // Austin, TX
March 19 @SXSW: 04 Lounge // Austin, TX
March 22 @Underground // Mesa, AZ
March 23 @Kensington Club // San Diego, CA
March 24 @Santos // Santa Ana, CA
March 25 @The Golden Bull // Oakland, CA
March 27 @Mano Oculta // Portland, OR
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