Review – The New Wild

By: Remington Fioraso

Album: The New Wild
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Genre: Freakish Blues
Release Date: November 25, 2014

The New Wild is a guitar-drums duo hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The group consists of brothers Sean Guezen & Daniel Guezen. The New Wild released their first release entitled “The New Wild” on November 25, 2014. The self-titled release contains four tracks.

When listening to the record, it is difficult to narrow down one main influence genre-wise. The band’s own classification of ‘freakish blues’ definitely fits “The New Wild” well. There are elements of blues, alternative rock, and punk thrown in. The instrumentals, vocals on each of the four tracks tie in nicely together.

There is not a specific track on “The New Wild” that stood out for me. I have been listening to each of the four songs constantly. When listening to the album, the fourth track, ”Play It By Fear” feels reminiscent instrumentally to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

The only criticism I have is that I felt “The New Wild” was too short. I would have loved to hear more from the brothers. However, it does bring the anticipation of any new releases. I would definitely recommend hitting up The New Wild’s Bandcamp link above to pick up a copy of their EP!

Rating: 4/5

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Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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