Anand Wilder (Yeasayer) Announces Solo Debut LP ‘I Don’t Know My Words’

Anand Wilder has shared the new single and video for “Fever Seizure,” (below) the latest release from his solo debut LP. The former Yeasayer songwriter will release his debut solo album I Don’t Know My Words on March 25th, 2022 via his new label home, Last Gang. Wilder has also announced a U.S. tour for spring 2022, please see below for a complete list of dates. 

Also announced today, I Don’t Know My Words is now available for pre-order on CD and Vinyl on Last Gang Records. An exclusive Rough Trade variant is also available.

Wilder describes the intense story behind “Fever Seizure” writing, “This is an older autobiographical story song about a frightening episode in which I believed my 9 month old daughter was dying, perhaps choking to death, when in fact it was a very common febrile seizure. I resuscitated this song because I always liked the chordal movement and lyrics, and the song’s reference to ambulances and panic connected with the constant siren sound of spring 2020 in New York City.”

Anand writes about the video, “The main inspiration for the setting was the Phil Ochs ‘Greatest Hits’ album cover, where he’s standing in front of a red curtain in a gold lamé nudie suit, in an Elvis parody/tribute- I wanted to bring the cover to life on super 16mm film. Nick Lowe’s ‘Jesus of Cool’ album cover and the glamour shots of the band members of Roxy Music inside the gatefold on their debut were a reference as well. When we got to set we realized we needed some kind of band to make the background music in the song convincing, so we put a goldfish in my onstage water pitcher. It was his first music video and he was nervous, but he turned in a great performance.  And yes, the goldfish does take the form of the golden guitar god for the guitar solo and autograph scene.”

I Don’t Know My Words Tracklist:

01) Beginning Again

02) Delirium Passes

03) Fever Seizure

04) Hart Island

05) I Don’t Want Our Love To Become Routine

06) Half Brother

07) Get More Than My Share

08) Porcelain Doll

09) Sick Hotel

10) Never Looked Good To Me Til Now

Tour Dates:

04/27/22 – Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall

04/28/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café

04/29/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA

04/30/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust        

05/02/22 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café

05/03/22 – Chicago, IL @ Space

05/04/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry              

05/06/22 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall      

05/09/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret

05/10/22 – Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey

05/11/22 – Portland, OR @ Holocene                 

05/14/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar

05/15/22 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

05/16/22 – Los Angeles, CA Zebulon

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