Jeans Wilder -- a gritty, drowsy, lo-fi project similar to acts like Best Coast
and Washed Out
-- is the solo project of Andrew Caddick, formerly of Fantastic Magic.
Having made a few recordings under the name Jeans Wilder prior to his time with Fantastic Magic, Caddick donned the name once again for a series of new recordings in the spring of 2008. Over the course of the next two years, Jeans Wilder had a number of split singles and cassette tapes out on various indie labels, including Antiques (Night People
), a split cassette with A Gal (Bathetic), a split 7" with Best Coast
("Tough Guys/ Up All Night," via Atelier Ciseaux), and a split 12" with Jen Paul (La Station Radio). Although not a core member of the group, drummer Melissa Duenas was brought on board in the fall of 2009 to round out Jeans Wilder's live sound. Jeans Wilder's debut full-length album, Nice Trash, was released in the summer of 2010. Two years later, the slightly more focused Totally, which concentrated on Caddick's beachy pop and lo-fi excursions, arrived. ~ Margaret Reges, Rovi