Earlier this year, Louisville Kentucky based trio Wombo released their EP Keesh Mountain on Fire Talk Records. Today the band shares their new single “One of These.”

The band says ‘“One of These” is about duality; like finding how to balance chaos and structure instead of choosing one or the other. The song is also about wanting to crawl into a hole but not letting yourself. I feel like every now and again many people have the desire to ignore everything going on around them; all the turmoil and hate and fighting, and hide away and live a quiet life. It’s a fantasy and the song is me playing with that fantasy, all the while knowing it’s a fools errand.

Watch the Video for “One of These” here.

Last month Wombo set out on tour with labelmates Mamalarky and Packs as well as several dates with SASAMI and one with Smut with notable stops at Baby's All Right in New York and The Empty Bottle in Chicago. Today they are announcing their 2022 tour including SXSW and dates with Naked Giants and Ed Shrader's Music Beat. See full dates below.

The weird world of Wombo is a kaleidoscopic journey of sharp turns and surprising visions, a melting pot of influences with a cheeky cheshire-cat grin that coalesce into a trippy but infinite universe, a portal into their unique vantage point without limitation. Already committed to living outside the traditionally-heralded country sound of the music scene in their hometown of Louisville Kentucky, Sydney Chadwick (vocals) and Cameron Lowe (guitar) had previously played in punk pop band the Debauchees, and with the addition of Joel Taylor (drums) in 2016 they found a winning combination of more straightforward indie rock combined with Chadwick’s pitched up, oscillating vocals and unpredictable shifts in melody that see the band moving forward at an impressive pace.

Their 2018 album Blossomlooksdownuponus is a snapshot of Wombo’s wide-ranging aspirations that careen across avant pop, psych and wonky post punk interludes with a sky’s-the-limit approach to translating the mundanity of regular life into their own high-frequency language. In a generation where pop has come to be defined as anything but, Wombo have spearheaded their own definitive sound that avoids genre classification but is impossible not to tap your foot along to. “Usually if the babies like it, we like it”, admits Chadwick, and it speaks to the band’s bass-driven song structures that pivot through a whirlwind of instrumentation at rapid speeds that they are still able to land on a winning formula that strikes the sweet spot between effervescent overload and razor sharp intention. In 2019, the band toured with White Reaper, Dehd and The Nude Party, bands whose affinity and dedication to strange experimentation have won them fans across a wider audience, and Wombo are poised to follow suit. In a careful balance where no one instrument overwhelms, Chadwick’s vocals are the cherry on top of a decadent dessert that explodes with personality and ingenuity.

Wombo 2022 Tour Dates

  • 03.17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.18 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.19 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
  • 03.23 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive*
  • 03.25 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
  • 03.29 - Carboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle #
  • 03.30 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle #
  • 03.31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
  • 04.01 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt #
  • 04.02 - St. Lous, MO @ Blueberry Hill #
  • 04.03 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre #
  • 04.05 - Denton, TX @ Andy's Bar #
  • 04.06 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
  • 04.07 - Austin, TX @ The Parrish #

* = w/Ed Shrader's Music Beat
# = w/Naked Giants

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