Taylor Baker and Drew Walker met at a Local Natives show at SXSW 2013. Following that fateful day in March, the two began writing and recording songs under the moniker Taylor & The Wild Now. Success came sooner rather than later, winning American Songwriter’s Sole Performer award in 2014 and subsequently taking off on national tour.
In 2016, the duo shortened their name to The Wild Now and partnered with Austin, TX producer David Beck to release the Tides EP. Combining Taylor’s dreamy, yet powerful vocals with Drew’s intricate guitar work, the duo solidified their breezy indie pop sound. Influencers such as Local Natives, Chet Faker, and Glass Animals shine through.
On Afterglow, driving synths and jungle disco-esque guitar work build on the band’s previous dreamy, island indie pop to create a diverse collection of songs that one can listen to on the beach or at a rave.
The Wild Now summer tour dates
5.19 – Austin, TX @ 3Ten ACL Live (EP Release Show)
5.22 – Tupelo, MS @ Blue Canoe
5.24 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
5.25 – Nashville, TN @ Cobra
5.26 – Nashville, TN @ The 5 Spot
5.29 – New York, NY @ Pianos
5.30 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
5.31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
6.01 – New York, NY @ SoFar Sounds NYC
6.09 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Foundation Room)
6.10 – San Marcos, TX @ KIVA