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Who is Wild Domestic?

Indie/ alt-rock band, Wild Domestic is the brainchild of Matt Carlson. Born in Paraguay, Carlson moved to Charlotte, North Carolina when he was six months old, and it is where he resides to this day. According to Carlson, he knew from a young age that music was his true calling, and according to his family, he has been singing since before he could talk. As a teenager, Carlson began playing an assortment of instruments including guitar, bass, drums and keys, most of which were self-taught. Completely immersed in the arts as a teen, Carlson was involved as an actor in a number of plays and commercials. While attending college, Carlson simultaneously continued his music career. Following stints in several different Charlotte area bands, he made the decision to pursue a solo career and took on the moniker Wild Domestic.

After spending the last few years writing and performing both locally and nationally, Carlson released his self-titled debut EP, WILD DOMESTIC in 2015. The follow up EP, SINGULAR is slated to be released in early 2017. Wild Domestic’s writing, production and performance is a reflection of Carlson’s personal views and voice. His soulful, honest, and sometimes quirky lyrics are underscored by his strong alternative rock background, which is influenced by bands like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Talking Heads and Arcade Fire. Wild Domestic connects in a fresh way with a broad and progressive audience. Stay up to date with Wild Domestic by visiting WildDomesticMusic.com.

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01.20.17//Wild Domestic Delivers Haunting Message in New EP Singular

Wild Domestic Delivers Haunting Message in New EP Singular

Charlotte, NC – Alternative rock band, Wild Domestic released their new EP, Singular, a collection of gripping rock anthems tied together with captivating vocals and honest lyrics. With the perfect balance of rock ballads and electrifying tracks, Singular encompasses the emotional rollercoaster that is a romantic relationship. The EP features alluring singles such as “Headlights” and “Author.” Singular is now available on iTunes and Spotify.

As each track plays, Singular paints a vivid picture for listeners. Each song is structured with brutally honest and relatable lyrics, paired with beautifully composed guitar riffs and solos. “Author,” the first single off Singular, kicks off the tone of the EP with a consistent heavy sound and in your face lyrics. The honesty heard in “Author” is bluntly expressed with lyrics like, “I’m sick of waiting for a turn that will never come, so I am numb and empty, strike a match and light me up.” Much like “Author,” “Headlights” expresses the same honesty and fearlessness. As the second single off Singular, the song is another intense rock anthem about the emotional journey caused by a failed relationship. Boldly, the band sings, “You know you’re not right, I hope the spotlight follows you everywhere, making sure you can’t hide,” followed by, “I’m over crying and begging and pointless fights that have no end in sight.” Front man for Wild Domestic, Matt Carlson, explains the inspiration for the EP, “Singular is an initial foray into a concept album. It is based on my conception of an emotional/literal car ride where the driver ends up picking belongings from an ex lover.” Produced by Mike Pepe at MDDN Studios in Los Angeles, Singular is a captivating EP that tells a story from beginning to end.

Originally from Paraguay, Matt Carlson knew from a young age that music was his true calling. Carlson moved to Charlotte, North Carolina as a baby where he later learned to play guitar, bass, drums and keys. Completely immersed in the arts, Carlson was an actor in numerous local plays and commercials. He continued with acting and music simultaneously. However, after being in three different local bands in Charlotte, he went solo and became Wild Domestic. Wild Domestic’s writing, production and performance are a reflection of Carlson’s personal views and voice. Carlson spent the last few years writing and performing his music locally and across the country. Carlson’s self-titled EP soon followed.

Singular is a captivating collection of songs that people can relate to on multiple levels. The EP encompasses all of the powerful emotions and thoughts that come after a relationship has failed with beautifully composed tracks. Download Singular on iTunes or stream it on Spotify. To follow Wild Domestic’s journey, visit WildDomesticMusic.com.

11.11.16//Wild Domestic Details Frustrated Storyline With New Single “Author”

Wild Domestic Details Frustrated Storyline With New Single “Author”

Charlotte-Based Alternative Rock Band Debut First Single off Forthcoming EP

 Charlotte, NC – Alternative rock band, Wild Domestic released their new single, “Author,” a gripping rock anthem about the haunting feeling of paranoia after a relationship has ended. The song takes listeners through the emotional ups and downs of a broken relationship and illuminates the idea that one person might be to blame. The new single is the first off of the band’s forthcoming EP, Singular due out in January 2017. “Author” is now available on iTunes and Spotify.

“Author” is a brutally honest alternative-rock track that encompasses all of the powerful emotions one can experience when going through a failed relationship. Starting off with a heavy guitar riff, Wild Domestic’s vocals shine through before the drums kick in to set the true rock tone of the song. The track is full of in your face lyrics with lines like, “I tried to close up the distance, tried to prove it’s not make believe. Kept trying to write an ending to the story, but we changed all of our characters and themes.” The song has a consistent heavy sound and is tied together beautifully with an electrifying guitar solo after the bridge. Not afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves, the band lays all their cards on the table with lyrics like, “I’m sick of waiting for a turn that will never come, so I am numb and empty, strike a match and light me up.” Produced by Mike Pepe at MDDN Studios in Los Angeles, “Author” has a strong sound reminiscent to bands like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Incubus.

Originally from Paraguay, Matt Carlson knew from a young age that music was his true calling. Carlson moved to Charlotte, North Carolina as a baby where he later learned to play guitar, bass, drums and keys. Completely immersed in the arts, Carlson was an actor in numerous local plays and commercials. He continued with acting and music simultaneously. However, after being in three different local bands in Charlotte, he went solo and became Wild Domestic. Carlson spent the last few years writing and performing his music locally and across the country. In 2015, Carlson’s self-titled EP, WILD DOMESTIC was released.

“Author” is the new breakup anthem filled with gripping guitar riffs and beautifully honest lyrics. Wild Domestic is gearing up for the release of their second EP, Singular, releasing in January 2017. Download the new single on iTunes or stream it on Spotify. You can follow Wild Domestic’s future adventures on WildDomesticMusic.com.