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One Question Interviews: The Wild

Witt (The Wild)

SPB: Do you embrace the folk/punk genre?

Witt: Sometimes embracing a genre can be very limiting. The amazing thing about the folk/punk world is that there is an incredible amount of freedom to express yourself however you want. Folk/Punk is more than a musical aesthetic to me. It is a community, a mindset, and a loosely defined set of values. There is a lot of diversity in the sound of folk/punk bands. Some bands tend more toward the punk sound and some more towards the folk sound, but I think the most important thing is that we all are kind of working towards the same goals. The music is more of just a rallying point or reason to get together. What happens at the shows and when we share our ideas with each other is the important thing.

I see The Wild as more of a folk-rock band, but the folk/punk community has always embraced and supported us, and I’d like to think we’ve added some sort of positive input to the genre. Scenes and genres get boring when everyone is doing the same thing or striving for the same sound. It’s all of the different voices, sounds, and ideas that really make the folk/punk world unique and that makes it such a beautiful thing. So, we will always embrace the genre, regardless of how our sound changes or how we change as individuals as the band evolves.

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Words by Loren on Jan. 24, 2015, 12:52 a.m.

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