Esmé Patterson is gearing up to release her gorgeous new album We Were Wild on June 10th via Grand Jury, and today she shares another new track. “Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin’,” a beautiful country-tinged song which showcases the expanse of Patterson’s dynamic voice, is streaming now via Entertainment Weekly alongside an exclusive Q&A. PRESS HERE to check it out now.
PRESS HERE to listen to “No River” via NPR Songs We Love, and HERE to listen to “Feel Right” via Noisey.
Across We Were Wild, Patterson’s delicate voice, wry humor, poignant storytelling, and impassioned delivery entwine with fuzzed-out guitars, deep-in-pocket percussion, hints of roots-y country, and a swirling psychedelic hum. Unlike her2014 release Woman To Woman which was recorded in about one day, We Were Wild was meticulously and masterfully crafted over the course of one year. “At its core, rock ‘n’ roll is where madness and order collide. Where our sexual, raw, animal nature meets our heart and mind,” says Patterson. “On this album I explored deeper, more far out sonic spaces. I hunted the vibe through vast wilderness.”
Esmé Patterson’s decadal musical career sprang from Colorado’s mountains when she co-founded Denver’s beloved indie-folk ensemble Paper Bird. After four acclaimed albums and perpetual touring, Patterson set a new course. In 2012, she wove local talents, including Nathaniel Rateliff, into her first powerful, ethereal solo release All Princes, I. Her 2014 release, Woman to Woman, rounded out previously one-dimensional females from popular songs – reimagining tracks from Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” to The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” – to the praise of The New York Times, The Guardian and others. “Dearly Departed,” her hit collaboration with Shakey Graves led to millions of streams, sold out shows nationwide, as well as performances on Conan and The Late Show With David Letterman.
PRESS HERE for physical pre-order of the stunning We Were Wild and HERE for digital pre-order now.
North American Tour Dates
5/21/16 Washington, DC @ Tour De Fat
6/18/16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/22/16 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
6/23/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
6/25/16 Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
6/27/16 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
6/28/16 Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre
6/29/16 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
6/30/16 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
7/21/16 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
7/22 – 7/24 Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival