Louisville Kentucky based trio, Wombo share their album, ‘Fairy Rust,’ via Fire Talk Records. This triumph of an album features singles, Snakey that Paste compliments the “thumping bass line and Chadwick’s gauzy vocals”, Backflip that Under The Radar included in their “Best Songs of the Week’‘ and Below The House that FADER called “a trove of dreams and secrets” and more.
‘Fairy Rust,’ the new album from Wombo (Sydney Chadwick, Cameron Lowe, Joel Taylor), contemplates the spaces in-between, a meeting of the physicality of the land with the fluidity of the imagination, to uncanny effect. Across twelve tracks, sharpened guitar work, distorted freakouts and downtempo musings see the trio make a sonic leap forward into new and transformative places. Conceived over the course of the last two years, the record is steeped in its own time warp of escapism, and influenced by fairytales like the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson (“RVW” is short for “Rip Van Winkle”) that blend surreal situations with the mundane. ‘Fairy Rust’ plays on this preoccupation with fantasy (“especially in a time where people are seeming to gravitate towards these kinds of stories”), and the resulting record sounds like no one else.
Wombo stresses that the unknown is key to the ongoing journey of self-discovery. The future cannot be predicted, and ambiguity should be understood as a crucial part of life. According to Chadwick, “endings are always beyond my level of understanding or comprehending, or knowing at all. I wanted to end the album with that kind of message, that the mysteries in life are not to be solved but experienced and respected, to be kept at a distance.” With Fairy Rust the band presents one moment of fragile time that reverberates throughout human experience.
On August 1, Wombo heads on tour with labelmate Deeper. See full dates below.
Wombo tour dates
08.01 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^
08.04 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern ^
08.09 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar ^
08.10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon ^
08.11 – San Diego, CA @ Whistle Stop Bar ^
08.12 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Beast ^
08.13 – Tucson, AZ @ Templetons ^
08.16 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
08.17 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Inside)
08.20 – Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records
09.02 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s ^ w/ Deeper