The Wilders break new ground with their most ambitious studio recording to date, Someone's Got To Pay
. The album takes the story of a real-life murder trial and interweaves it with original country, old-time, and Americana songs about small town crazies and wrecked lives. Many of the tracks are reminiscent of the band's powerful live performances. But there is also remarkably introspective material. Clearly, The Wilders have matured as a band, and on this CD they have set a new creative milestone. The subject matter may be dark, but don't let that fool you. The Wilders just got wilder, and the music is more engaging then ever. Co-produced by Dirk Powell (Balfa Toujours) and Brendan Moreland (Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys).
A group whose music captures the very essence of rural America. --Rob Adams, The Herald (Scotland)