Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Birnbaum has been on our radar for a while. Last year he released a great series of three EPs called Years of Endless Light with his project, Wilder Maker. On top of that, he’s performed with many of our favorite performers, Sharon Van Etten, Jens Lekman, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, and DeVotchKa. Today, Wilder Maker releases Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire Vol. 1.

We covered the first track off of Everyday Crimes Vol. 1, Hope Springs” last month, and it got us pretty excited to hear this four-track EP. I really loved Birnbaum’s voice and the song’s pop and soul vibe.  The next track, “Zion” is a bit of a departure, with some electric guitar.  It’s followed up with a slow stunner, “White Knuckled On The Wheel” that features a duet between Birnbaum and Katie Von Schleicher. The EP comes to close “Love = War” which is a great slow build that is great and features some absolutely crazy sounds that make this a fantastic track.

Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire Vol. 1 is a great four track EP. Birnbaum and his crew of Katie Von Schleicher on vocals, keyboard and percussion, Sean Mullins on drums, and Nick Jost (who now tours with Baroness) and Wayne Whittaker sharing duties on bass all contribute marvelously.  From start to finish, Wilder Maker bring you along for a ride, and we look forward to the next volume in Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire. Pick up Vol. 1 on Wilder Maker’s bandcamp.

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