Young punks from Berkeley aren't rare by any means, but a band like Wild Moth
is. The four piece aren't Green Day young, but they're also not as dumb (thanks in part to SFSU). They're kind of the opposite of the 90s punk aesthetic, and while they are just as hardcore, loud, and furious, they've got more to say than the average punk foursome. Where your run of the mill punks swerve toward fast riffs, and cheap out on the lyrics, Wild Moth offers us something on the edge of shoegazey, a little post punk for all us sinners, with the critical thinking that only Crass ever lived up to. There's melody peeking out from under all that noise, as well as subtle and not so subtle hints at philosophy, artistic movements, and continued evolution with every record released and set performed. It's not exactly simple punk. And you wouldn't expect it to be, especially with a label like Asian Man getting behind these boys from nearly the beginning. DIY is the truth that is propelling Wild Moth forward, into the next experiment. These guys have already made a mark on their Bay Area scene, and nobody knows what comes next for the band, especially as one member is moving on to NYC (hopefully not permanently for fans of WM). Live, Wild Moth unleashes, well, wildly. Two vocalists, a drummer with some unworldly power, and melodic punk sounds make for some unforgettable sets.