Filled with minimalistic and psychedelic melodies, Wieuca’s new album Guilt Complex is a trippy journey into the minds of four creative minds that brings their own unique touch creating a sound that’s both original and familiar at the same time.
About the record, Will comments:
“Guilt Complex is an album about duality. Beauty in the hideous, death in life, absurdity in the mundane, hilarity in the dismal…you get the idea. The world is a really messed up place, and we need to acknowledge that while trying to enjoy ourselves to the fullest. Accept the cognitive dissonance and take your life for what it is–utter disarray.”
Wieuca formed in 2012 when multi-instrumentalist Rob Smith and visual artist Will Ingram moved from Atlanta to Athens, GA where they attended the University of Georgia. There, the group’s lineup stabilized with the additions of guitarist Jack O’Reilly and producer, bassist, and banjoist Sam Kempe. The young foursome’s main goal was to combine styles that they enjoyed but could never find blended into a singular song, primarily psychedelic experimentation, 90’s emo, and all things twangy.
Each song’s lyrics center on themes of longevity, death, eternity, aging, and related ill-advised subjects for twentysomethings to preach about, but discussed through the more concrete lenses of poverty, violent crime, and passing out on couches. Guilt Complex is thick with snarky cynicism, with equal references to house parties and serial killers. In other words, the record is dripping with confusion.