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Help Triumph of the Wild kickstart their new album

Triumph of the Wild need a hand getting their next record “We Come With The Dust” made: a hand with some cash in it.

Photo by Matt Phillips

Photo by Matt Phillips

The San Diego duo’s Kickstarter campaign has less than a week to go to get their project funded. With the money raised, they plan to press vinyl, make CDS, and create merch and artwork for the album.

So why help them out?

First of all, the band’s folk-country-blues sound is addictive and enthralling when you see and hear what the two can do.Christy Barrett is lead vocalist, percussionist and sometimes-kazoo player. Ryan Schilling adds backing vocals, a kick drum and guitar. The musical equivalent of rubbing your tummy while patting your head.

For a small pair, Barrett and Schilling craft this big sound full of vintage elements, reminding me of my favorite records growing up. Barrett’s soulful vocals with their subtle sultry rasp spring to memory my mom putting on “Cheap Thrills” by Big Brother and the Holding Company while Schilling’s harmonica work reminds me of all the Neil Young vinyl my dad would play.

Give “Simple Rider” from their last release a spin for a taste of their magic:

A big part of Triumph’s style comes from their time on the road. They’re quick to point to their travels throughout the US as a huge influence on their music and you can hear it in the Southern charm of their songs.

In the unmastered, unreleased snippet of “Brown Dog Blues” below you can hear Barrett flexing her pipes to capacity:

Head over to SoundCloud to sample some more of the band and more importantly visit their Kickstarter to learn more about their process and what’s to come for the band. Contribution levels start at a mere $5 (which includes a digital copy of the band’s last album and latest single). For a digital copy of the new album (a week before release) it’s only $15.  I’m partial to the $30 level which includes vinyl and digital copies plus a signed Triumph of the Wild poster.

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About Jen Van Tieghem

There aren’t many things I love more than music. While life spins away at a rapid beat I’ve realized it’s important to spend it doing what I love – enjoying music in San Diego. I have a handful of favorite venues, a heart full of favorite bands, and decided to write about it.

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