Wild Nothing {music obsession of the week}

My latest 80s synth pop obsession: Wild Nothing… “an American dream pop act created by Jack Tatum in late 2009” {wikipedia}.

Why do I like this music so much? It must be the bass lines. Or the synths. Or the dreamy-sounding lyrics.

Is it because I grew up listening to my parent’s music collection—especially The Cure and The Cars? That must be it.

Well, for this song, it’s definitely the tight xylophone riff/interlude thing that happens after the lyrics.

Here’s my favorite cut:
Wild Nothing — “Counting Days” {aac}

 

And stream the whole thing via spotify: