Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wrongchilde: Gold Blooded

Wrongchilde, the solo project of Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine, is set to release Gold Blooded on August 19th.  The moniker Wrongchilde can be traced to a dream Devine had while still in high school.  A self release funded entirely by PledgeMusic, the album has already been generating a bit of buzz.  Fans can contribute to the cause and receive exclusive items like Gold Blooded pendant necklaces and a limited edition heart shaped vinyl. Devine, who is afraid of needles and blood (Also clowns, by the way, which are my personal nemeses.), pledges to donate a pint to the Red Cross for every 10 necklaces purchased. He promises to record the moment for posterity and the amusement of fans!

The album features some impressive guest vocals by artists like Morgan Kibby of M83 and White Sea, Sierra Kusterbeck of Versa and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance.  Alain Whyte of Morrissey fame lends his talents on guitar.  Interestingly, Way performs a duet on the lead single "Falling in Love Will Kill You," which was originally intended for a female vocalist.  The unexpected combination of male vocals adds complexity to the guitar ballad.  The title track from the album, "Gold Blooded," is a good example of the bridge that Wrongchilde builds between dream pop and electro pop.  "Gold Blooded," according to Devine, is a phrase that represents the spirit of youth.  "Love is a Battlefield," the song Pat Benatar made famous, appears on the album in romanticized version with fluid vocals supplied by Morgan Kibby.  Fans still have a chance to get in on the limited Gold Blooded items on PledgeMusic and show their support for the project!

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