Last Fall I had the opportunity to check out Birmingham's Wild Sweet Orange at Exit/In with the Whigs - I had previously heard good things about the band, but had never heard any of their music before. Going into a show with basically no expectations is always a crapshoot, because if the band doesn't really wow me, it's likely I'll have forgotten them by the end of the week. But Wild Sweet Orange played a great set and left a favorable impression, enough so that I made a little mental note to check them out the next time they're in town. Well, tonight they're playing over at the Basement with Matt King, so I definitely plan on heading out.
Since that show back in October, the band has released their The Whale EP - a nice little 5-song sampler of the band's sound - ranging from acoustic and subdued to all-out rocking. And speaking of rocking, I'm pretty sure this is the track that's going to get this band noticed:
Can't wait to hear this one live, now that I've listened to it 50+ times. Tonight's show kicks off at 9 p.m. and the cover is only $7. And like all shows at the Basement, this one is 21+.