Has anyone described Von Wildenhaus as Omar Khorshid meets The Carpenters? New York Music Daily has called their sound “deep noir” and Spin has described it as “a tight confluence of meditative anti-shredding.” In Von Wildenhaus, band leader Ben von Wildenhaus (ex-Federation X, Prom Queen) takes a composer/sideman role to the lead vocalist Amanda Bloom, whose commanding voice and stage presence move fools to tears. Ben von Wildenhaus’s guitar playing has been compared to Marc Ribot and Jim Campiglongo. Amanda and Ben sing in duet that sounds like Carly Simon strangling Michael McDonald. The haunting sound is complimented by composer Jon Sampson’s (Bar Tabac) hot steamy city-at-night saxophone, Aaron Harmonsen’s (Evening Bell) deft bass fingers, and Andru Creature’s (Sugar Sugar Sugar, Lonebird) percussive weirdings on the suitcase and heavily washed out washboard. The band is currently recording their third album in the Pacific Northwest.
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photo by Lord Fotog