If you want different, look no further. Wildcat! Wildcat! is exactly what you are looking for. Starting off the album is Tower/ W.O.H.L with a long introduction made up of an almost scary electronic beat. A few seconds into the song you begin to feel as if you are going to dance with fairies in the meadow. It eventually goes into the smooth voice that is Wildcat! Wildcat! I have never heard such an easygoing voice in a song. The man could put a child to sleep. A very, very happy baby.
With only a self-titled EP under their belt before this full-length album, Wildcat! Wildcat! is working hard to prove themselves in their genre. They are classified as alternative, and that is what they are. They sound like nobody before them, and I’m almost positive no one will be able to replicate their sound. That is a very good thing, because music today needs originality. Wildcat! Wildcat! is not bubblegum-pop or even your typical alternative today ( which normally involves banjos, raspy vocals, or a combination of the two.) If you are looking for a band that stays true to their genre, you will be giddy when you hear this album.
The highlight of this album has got to be Up and Beyond.It’s a joyride, taking you down a path of “c’mons” and “whoo-oos”. It’s the closest to the sickeningly sweet nonsense you hear so much today, but it has many redeeming qualities, with the bubbly beats and enticing lyrics. You just have to hear the rest of the album once you hear that song. That will be the best decision you make that day.
Next time you are trying to unwind, do some yoga, drink some hot tea, maybe get a massage, but do it all with No Moon at All in the background. This album is probably the most relaxing, yet not painful to listen to, one you will have heard this year.