Wild Light

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Wild Light
WildLightVirginiaBeach.jpg
Wild Light live in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Background information
OriginNew Hampshire, United States
GenresIndie rock
Indie pop
Years active2005–present
LabelsStartime International
Websitewww.wildlightmusic.com
MembersTim Kyle
Seth Pitman
Jordan Alexander
Seth Kasper

Wild Light is an American four-piece indie rock band from New Hampshire, United States, composed of multi-instrumentalists/vocalists Tim Kile and Seth Pitman, guitarist/vocalist Jordan Alexander, and drummer Seth Kasper. The band formed in 2005 and released its first full-length album, Adult Nights, in March 2009. Kile is a former member of the Canadian band, Arcade Fire.[1]

Biography[edit]

Wild Light began when Tim and Jordan began making music together in elementary school. In high school, they joined with Seth Pitman and Seth Kasper to form a band. Jordan attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, where he shared a room with Win Butler - future lead singer of Arcade Fire. Tim met Win through Jordan, and after high school Tim moved to Montreal to start the first incarnation of what would become Arcade Fire with Win and Josh Deu, the artist behind the Adult Nights cover. Tim left the group after a year, and in 2005 Kasper, Seth, Jordan and Tim reunited to form Wild Light.[2] Through their relationship with Arcade Fire, the two bands toured extensively throughout Europe in late 2007.[3] In the summer of 2008, Wild Light traveled to Los Angeles and entered the recording studio to work with producer Rob Schnapf on their debut album, Adult Nights (StarTime International), which was released on March 3, 2009.[3]

Accomplishments[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

  • In early 2009, Wild Light opened for Tapes 'n Tapes on its US tour. The band went on to play SXSW again in March 2009, becoming one of the festival's most notable acts of the year, according to Rolling Stone.[4]
  • From April to May 2009, Wild Light opened for The Killers on the first leg of their worldwide tour.
  • The band also did a collaboration with The Killers on the latter's Christmas single, "¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!" which also features Mariachi el Bronx. The single was released on December 1, 2009.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Adult Nights (2009)

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild Light | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  2. ^ "The Leading Amplifier Magazine Site on the Net". AmplifierMagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  3. ^ a b "Wild Light: Best Friends Forever | SPIN | Profiles | This Is Happening". SPIN. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  4. ^ "Which Band Will Reunite Next? Placing Odds on 14 Groups, from Led Zeppelin to N'Sync Pictures". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-07-15.

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