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Song Of The Day! The Wants ‘Container’ : Both incisive and grand in nature and breadth.

The Wants / Photo: Madison Carroll

On March 13th, The Wants’ debut album ‘Container’ will drop. And on that day, after you wake up, brush your teeth, dress up, and drive to work, you’ll realize to your own benefit, the grandeur and vibrance of this haunting and musically quixotic band. A deliverance of such beauty will help you process the mundane and will you into a euphoric valeur, both incisive and grand in nature and breadth.

Featuring members of beloved NYC band Bodega, and signed to Council Records (Talk Show, Scalping), they use minimal aesthetics in a punk experimentation which aims to take you into envelopes of excitement and urges.

A self-reflective view into a new fold, the band peeks and prods into a modern ‘anxiety’, preening the coarse edges, while delightfully engages with our tuning forks of our minds.

Madison Velding-VanDam said: “The lyrics and melody for ‘Container’, which would become the title track of our debut record, came about from a writing exercise I try often: alone in my room, I ramble into my sm7b with my mattress upturned, leaning against the wall to dull excess reverberations, forcing myself to record whatever lyrical threads and tunes come out. Usually I take maybe just one phrase that sticks out — or more often nothing, since I do this just to get ideas flowing — and use that to develop a classic rhyming pattern. But for “Container,” the lyrical stream-of-consciousness stuck: full of non sequiturs, mildly sadistic stanzas that satirize the mundanity of domestic and work life, comically absurdist quips, gender plays that fold and flip, all of which felt like perfect encapsulations for the themes of our record.”

The band is made of talents: Madison Velding-VanDam (guitar, vocals), Jason Gates (drums, electronics) and Heather Elle (bass), and it is a project that is glorious to no end.

Get ready for the drop. Get ready for a kick in the pants good fun.


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