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Wild Child Sign to Dine Alone for ‘Fools’ LP, Share New Single

Austin-based indie popsters Wild Child are gearing up to release their third studio album, and it has now been announced that the forthcoming record will be finding a home in Canada through Dine Alone. Titled Fools, the new album is due out on October 2 through the Canadian imprint, with Dualtone handling the release in the U.S.
Though the musical collective is composed of seven members, the majority of the new set of songs were composed by Alexander Beggins (ukuele/vocals) and Kelsey Wilson (violin/vocals). The songwriting duo specialize in taking deep, painful emotions and brightening them up with cheerful, infectious melodies.
It’s a tactic that they stick to on the album’s lead single “Fools.” A press release notes that the album’s title track is about a particularly manipulative relationship, but despite the heavy topic, “Wild Child presents their songs so joyously that you’re dancing and smiling before you realize the subject matter.”
The rest of the new material follows suit, transforming “sad real life stories” into upbeat musical testaments “to the power of music and the art of living.” You can get an idea of what that sounds like by streaming “Fools” in the player below. Scroll past the band’s upcoming North American tour dates — including Canadian stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal — to give it a listen.
Tour dates:

10/07 San Diego, CA – Irenic
10/08 Los Angeles, CA – El Ray
10/09 Santa Barbara, CA – SOHO
10/10 San Francisco, CA – Independent
10/13 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
10/15 Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
10/16 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
10/17 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
10/18 Vancouver, BC – Media Club
10/20 Missoula, MT – Top Hat
10/21 Boise, ID – Neurolux
10/24 Denver, CO – Gothic
10/26 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
10/27 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
10/28 Madison, WI – Majestic
10/29 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
10/30 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
11/01 Columbus, OH – A&R
11/03 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
11/04 Montreal, QC – Sala Rossa
11/05 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
11/06 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
11/07 Boston, MA – Royale
11/11 New York, NY – Bowery
11/12 Brooklyn, NY – MHOW
11/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/14 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/18 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater *
11/20 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater *
11/21 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
11/22 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse *
11/23 Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theater *
11/24 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theater *
11/28 Austin, TX – Stubbs Amphitheater
* supporting Shakey Graves