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Headlights Go “Wild” With New Album

Wildife out October 6th on Polyvinyl

Jul 30, 2009 Bookmark and Share

Illinois-based rockers Headlights have announced their third full-length, Wildlife—due out October 6th on Polyvinyl.

A quintessential “difficult album,” the recordings for Wildlife began with the addition of a fifth member John Owen—where unpredictable band dynamics forced the group to scrap several months of recorded material. Said vocalist/keyboardist Erin Fein in a press release: “We had been so distracted by the issues that were going on internally, that we stopped thinking about what we were writing, what exactly we were doing, what we were saying, and all the questions you should be asking.”

After Owen’s amicable departure, the group continued, this time recording live to tape before—as with previous effort Some Racing Some Stopping—drummer Brett Sanderson prepared a final mix. The final result was the band’s third album, which the press release calls, “an album defined by moments like ‘Slow Down Town,’ a hushed lament for lost youth, where Fein’s delicate vocals embrace all the vulnerability of adulthood, building into the most heartbreaking piece of Headlights’ career.”


1. Telephones
2. Secrets
3. You and Eye
4. Get Going
5. Love Song For Buddy
6. I Don’t Mind At All
7. Dead Ends
8. Wisconsin Beaches
9. We’re All Animals
10. Teenage Wonder
11. Slow Down Town



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Kyle Lemmon
July 31st 2009

Don’t tell my wife but Erin Fein is just adorable… ha!

August 3rd 2009

I only listened to the 2nd album once or twice, it wasn’t bad- but in all honesty, the first album is easily the better of the two to me. The first one stylistically mixes the electronic parts in strategically and perfectly with the acoustic instrumentation and the layered melodies were perfect. The first album was just so much more memorable to me. I can’t wait to check out their 3rd album, I’m hoping to hear not a repeat, but a return to what made them originally such a capturing group. : )