Out today, the newest record from Bud Wilson's full fledged music baby Aan is perhaps one of if not its strongest release yet. Dada Distractions served as just that - a means to somewhat distract Wilson from all the bullshit that occurred to him last year.
Amid the loss of two friends and the ending of a six year relationship, Wilson also saw the known incarnation of his band and his home of Portland quickly changing. Like most with creative outlets to deal with the darker feelings, Wilson channeled his ills into Dada Distractions, where songs bounce between droning heavy hitters and softly scuzzed out pop.
The current embodiment of Aan sees the band's touring sound engineer turned member Gabriel Nardin, Dana Valatka and former Deli Portlander Travis Leipzig aiding in expressing Wilson's musical journey through lost love and the acceptance of death. Dada Distractions is definitely an album of expression, that can be witnessed live during the album release show this weekend for Rontoms' Sunday Sessions. Helping Aan celebrate the album's release will be Minden and Kelli Schaefer. It'll be Papi Fimbres' last show as Minden's drummer, giving even more of an incentive to turn out.
Stream Dada Distractions in its entirety below.