Sweet Nostalgia Album Release with Tragic Jack and Eli Mardock

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The Wildwoods are ecstatic to share with you their 3rd full lenth album titled "Sweet Nostalgia." Joined by friends Tragic Jack and Vega owner, Eli Mardock, the night will be filled with magical moments. Something you won't want to miss! Vega, April 29th at 7:30 PM. ALL AGES.

About The Wildwoods:

The Wildwoods bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Recently nominated by the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards as one of the best Americana/Folk bands in the area. Their heartwarming lyrics and vocals are rich in love and happiness, wrapped in a style of music that is like no other with influences from old time country masters and today's Indie/Folk sound. People of all ages are drawn to their music. Mallory Gruben, from HC Media Online reported, "The Wildwoods seemed to face no obstacle in gaining the full attention of the audience, receiving a standing ovation by the end of their second set."

Talented songwriters, The Wildwoods song "Dance With Me" made the semi-finals in the 2016 International Songwriting competition. Two of their songs have also placed in the top 10 of the 2015 Omaha Performing Arts Songwriting Competition, all these songs are featured on their newest album entitled, Take A Chance. Keith Finn, music critic, from The Daily Nebraskan, said "The album, Take A Chance, is a country album filled with love songs. The musical talent displayed on this album will produce a sigh of relief for any country lover."

Residing in Lincoln, Nebraska, The Wildwoods' Noah Gose (vocals, guitar, banjo, percussion), Chloe Pinkman (vocals, violin, mandolin), and Noah Pinkman (guitar, bass, uke) were drawn to music at an early age. In 2016 they added members Matthew Sievert (percussion) and Andrew Vaggalis (Bass). The Wildwoods are no stranger to the stage with over 125 performances in 2015 alone, and have wowed music festivals including Wakarusa, Nebraska Folk & Roots, and The Flatwater Music Festival. Find out more on their website: www.thewildwoodsband.com.

About Tragic Jack:

Tragic Jack is a Nebraska based Americana, Rock & Soul band.

About Eli Mardock:

"I think the things that are good in us and the things that are dark are what makes us whole. Creating music that is always uplifting is boring in the same way that creating music that is always dark is boring. Life isn't like that, it is more complicated," explains Mid-western maverick singer/songwriter Eli Mardock. On his forthcoming full-length debut, Everything Happens For The First Time, Mardock's sound balances the low orchestral dampness of Richard Ashcroft to the ethereal highs of Marc Bolan to even approaching gospel like swells of sound.

Taking its title from a poem by 20th Century Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, Everything Happens For The First Time is the existential culmination of a life set to music. On the track "Everything Is Good," Mardock declares himself as an anti-hero to the nihilist rock icons and proclaims "I can kill myself or I can live, no more reason to die than to be alive."

Initially establishing himself as vocalist of indie cult favorites Eagle Seagull (a band that Florence Welch championed and who toured with Tokyo Police Club and B-52'S), Eli Mardock's penchant for dramatic and dream-like songs earned him a legion of followers over the past decade. Following on the heels of two highly regarded solo EP's released in the past year (Feb 2013's Hamburg and 2012's NE Sorrow is Born), Everything Happens For The First Time is the denouement towards which the first acts have been working.

While the previously released EPs were the sole output of Mardock playing all instruments and producing (his effort to bring it back to basics after the "too many cooks" scenario of his former band), the new LP sees Mardock enlisting former Eagle Seagull drummer Andrew Tyler (on six of the tracks) and former Eagle Seagull keyboardist/violinist (as well as Mardock's current wife) Carrie Butler. In addition to incorporating string arrangements, Butler adds a vocal assist to the almost Stereolab-esque "Algebra And The Moon." The third outside contributor to the album is Justin Gerrish, who was entrusted with mixing duties and has worked with such notables as Vampire Weekend and The Strokes.

Speaking on the new LP, Mardock says "Most of the songs on this album were begun or written while Eagle Seagull was stuck in major label limbo. I wrote and recorded a lot of these songs while I was transient, including my living spaces in Omaha, Seattle and Boston. In some cases, the first demo take was the one I ended up using, such as on the song "King Of The Crickets." In other cases, I stripped down and re-worked the songs more than ten times until I was satisfied with what I put out."


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