Fresh Air: Watch These Wild Plains take their sound across America in new video for ‘Evils’


Earlier this year, These Wild Plains set off on tour with fellow Boston rock and roll menaces Tigerman WOAH and Dirty Bangs.

Acting more the role of third rail than third wheel, the trio blasted a trail between home and Texas, en route to SXSW and back, fueled by Narragansett and a rock and roll brotherhood emboldened only by spending countless hours trapped in a smelly-ass van together.

Today, we see the eastern half of the country through the lens of These Wild Plains and their smoky, Americana-tinged rock. Their new music video for “Evils,” out today to coincide with the single’s release alongside double-a-side co-single “Such a Rush” and a cover of Townes van Zandt’s “Waiting Around To Die,” takes us along for the ride: empty highways, awkward parking lots, shows that start for strangers and end among friends, and a gang of lost souls trying to find their way. That guitar work at play is the sound of waking up at four in the afternoon and not having the slights clue of where you are; it’s the sound of being on tour and free.


Grab the song via the iTunes link above or via the These Wild Plains Bandcamp page, and fire up the video to face your own “Evils” down below.

The last stop, in any adventure, is always home.