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Published on April 11th, 2015 | by Sonic Bandwagon


Triumph Of The Wild To Release Their Sophomore Album “We Come With The Dust”

Fuelled by a five month trip with stops in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Tennessee, Triumph of the Wild found inspiration by immersing themselves in American musical history and culture, connecting with local talent, and honing their performances at every opportunity.  Their return to San Diego was marked by festivals, shows, television appearances and two San Diego Music Award nominations culminating with a win for Best Local Recording. Closing the year, Triumph of the Wild finished writing a new record entitled We Come With The Dust which the duo was able to fully fund with a successful Kickstarter campaign by the support of their fans.

Triumph of the Wild’s backbone is firmly grounded as a one woman and one man band, highlighting the twin harmonies of Christy Barrett and Ryan Schilling. Both cite influences ranging from Woody Guthrie and Janis Joplin, with an occasional nod to Dylan or Lennon/McCartney. The duo manage to produce an impressively rich and full sound: Ryan mans the kick, harp, guitar and back-up vocals while Christy handles percussion, the kazoo and lead vocals that the San Diego Troubadour claims is a “powerhouse voice that goes from whiskey soaked wail to honey tones in a note.”

Triumph of the Wild’s forthcoming sophomore studio album We Come With The Dust will be available on CD and digital formats April 14th.

“With its bluesy melody and sunny rock ‘n’ roll guitar, standout track ‘California to the Crossroads’ really is a combination of sounds from the Golden State and the Deep South. But add in singer Christy Barrett’s seismic vocals, and it becomes something all its own.” – CMT EDGE 

With a late ’60s/early ’70s bluesy rock ‘n’ roll style that brings Creedence Clearwater Revival to mind, Triumph of the Wild’s ragged number “Brown Dog Blues” is a cool throwback tune. Drawing from both Americana and classic rock influences, Barrett and Schilling create a brand of rock ‘n’ roll that’s warmly familiar, but not so beholden to the fast that it feels like a mere act of copy and paste.” – POPMATTERS

“Triumph of the Wild’s Christy Barrett displays a howl that would make Janis Joplin proud. The band has a way of making songs that are both raw and catchy. We Come with the Dust is a good album of 10 songs that will stick with you, and make you want to explore what else the band has to offer. – AXS


Apr 03 Raven Cafe – Prescott, AZ

Apr 10 Maricopa County Fair – Phoenix, AZ

Apr 12 Black Hole Beer Company – Prescott, AZ

Apr 17 Hops On Birch – Flagstaff, AZ P

Apr 22 Red Door Brewing – Albuquerque, NM

Apr 23 Duel Brewing – Santa Fe, NM

Apr 24 Tiny’s Lounge – Santa Fe, NM

May 09 Boulder County Farmers Market – Boulder, CO

(more dates to be announced soon)


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Andy Barnes, Nigel Cartner & Mike Ainscoe collectively post under the Sonic Bandwagon profile. Our individual pieces of written reviews can be found within SB Press

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