This is a goofy outtake from a photo shoot that we put on Facebook as a joke - imagine our surprise when Willamette Week used it to promote our show. Ha! Funny as hell.

This is a goofy outtake from a photo shoot that we put on Facebook as a joke - imagine our surprise when Willamette Week used it to promote our show. Ha! Funny as hell.

We have some nice reviews coming in for the EP! The Portland Mercury says:
 
"For myriad reasons, it took Wild Bells 12 months to record four songs. (Shifting lineups, crashed hard drives—you know the drill.) It's a testament, then, that their new May Pang EP doesn't sound overly fussed over. While it's certainly a pretty and polished-sounding effort, Wild Bells' gentle rainy-day pop—reminiscent of Brits like the Clientele and those four lads from Liverpool—has a genial immediacy that's as warming as a mug of tea. Needless to say, it's all over too quickly. Let's hope it doesn't take Wild Bells another three months per song to follow it up."

And here's the Willamette Week review:

"May Pang was supposed to come out a year ago, maybe longer. The EP, a follow-up to Wild Bells' 2013's self-titled debut full-length, suffered delays ranging from lost songs, failed hard drives, lineup changes and an arduous—but ultimately successful—Kickstarter campaign. Wild Bells finally overcame the culmination of #firstworldproblems, returning with an EP that reflects its time-consuming creation in its sonic intricacies. Yet, for a name like Wild Bells, the band isn't particularly outrageous. The 12-minute EP blends boy-girl harmonies from bandleader-guitarist Pete Ficht and vocalist Rachel Coddington on the summery, swinging title track—fit for May Pang herself, an ex-girlfriend of John Lennon—and former vocalist Ellen Louise Osborn on the harpsichord- and pedal steel-laden "Wimbledon Bardot." Meanwhile, "Still Summer" and "Shining On" assume an almost '90s-alternative persona. In particular, "Still Summer" crawls through its verses with Nirvana-style arpeggiated chords before bursting into a bright, poppy chorus. While 12 minutes of music doesn't offer much to assess Wild Bells' latest effort, the group unity on May Pang could represent the key to the band moving forward."