Released October 2nd, 2015 on Dualtone Records.
I met Wild Child while in Savannah, Georgia at the Savannah Stopover festival. I was at Dollhouse Studios doing live sessions of bands that performed at the festival for my video series, Off the Avenue. It was Sunday morning, the last day of filming, and Wild Child was the first band we were shooting that day. We all arrived supremely hungover from the festivities the night before and bonded over our collective "shame spiral." After the session, I hopped in their big red dodge sprinter and we went to brunch. There was some sort of magic in the air, we got each other. Immediately we started planning to do a record in Savannah.
Months later, we came back to Savannah to try out a few songs -- see if there was really a fit, or if we were just having a weird day. The team was set, I would co-produce the record along with Dollhouse's Peter Mavrogeorgis (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Philip Glass, Nick Cave). We did three songs in a weekend -- Fools, Bullets, and Bad Girl. The vibes were definitely still there, and stronger than ever. Fools just felt amazing as were working on it, and ended up being the title track of the record. It was collaborative, fun, and visceral working on a song with that many people.
We left the spooky and quaint town Savannah yet again, went our separate ways. We would return twice more that year to finish the record. Once in October for a few weeks, and again in December. After it was complete, we passed it off to Chris "Frenchie" Smith (The Dandy Warhols, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Front Bottoms) for mixing. After shopping it around a bit, the band landed on Dualtone Records (The Lumineers, Shakey Graves)