Wildlife / On The Heart
Album:On The Heart Collection:General
Artist:Wildlife Added:Nov 2013
Label:Easy Tiger Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-11-07 Pull Date:2014-01-09 
Week Ending:Nov 24

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 20, 2013:Meow After Midnight
If It Breaks

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-12-06 
Formed in 2005, The Toronto based band Wildlife has only released one EP and two LPs (including this one). The band’s stated influences are Springsteen and the Clash. Their sound is characterized by the lead singer’s Bono-like voice and prominent drums. They also make use of synths to contrast the fast paced percussions. The first two songs are spectacular (my favorite is the opener). The LP, as a whole, is listenable but not extremely memorable. NO FCC.

** Tracks I would recommend.

**1. (2:20) The song builds and builds until ultimately disintegrating into an acoustic section. The lead singer’s voice is poignantly vulnerable throughout.

**2. (4:28) Upbeat, anthemic track with emphatic percussions and a melodic guitar riff.

3. (5:13) Interesting drums combined with

4. (4:16) Similar soundscape to 2 and 3. Energetic song. A fun listen.

5. (5:57) Decidedly more simple and slow than the last three songs. The song is rather bland though the violins are nice.

6. (0:57) Ambient interlude.

**7. (4:46) Mid-tempo with strong vocals; definitely poppy.

8. (4:04) Another mid-tempo track. Prominent guitars. Reminiscent of 80’s rock.

9. (3:58) Begins with vigorous guitar strumming and gets more intense/layered as the song progresses.

10. (0:42) Some cool synths used.

**11. (4:41) A reflective piece that suits well as the penultimate song.

12. (3:59) A slow to mid tempo song that features a lot of synths.

Track Listing
1.If It Breaks 7.Dangerous Times
2.Born To Ruin 8.Guillotine
3.Bad Dream 9.Bonnie
4.One For The Body 10.[Pulse]
5.Don't Fear 11.Lightning Tent
6.[Arrhythmia] 12.Two Hearts Race