Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum reflects on ‘Gemini’ ten years on

'Gemini' was released on May 25, 2010

Wild Nothing‘s Jack Tatum took to Instagram last night (May 25) to reflect on the band’s debut album ‘Gemini’, ten years on from its release. Released on May 25, 2010, the album spawned much-loved tracks,  ‘Chinatown’, ‘Live in Dreams’ and ‘Summer Holiday’.

“Doesn’t take long for a decade to pass apparently…happy anniversary to ‘Gemini’, the record that fully and completely changed my life,” the Wild Nothing frontman wrote.

“So grateful for everything this album has done for me and for all the people and places it’s brought me to. Forever humbled and proud of the amount of people that have made this record a part of their lives. I really can’t thank you enough!”

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For Tatum, ‘Gemini’ is something of a time capsule, which he said “so perfectly encapsulates a certain time in my life that it honestly scares me a bit.”

“It’s such a rare thing to have this kind of living document of your youth and I think that’s what Gemini will always be for me: a part of my life that is at once both so familiar and so unrecognisable,” he wrote.

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Doesn’t take long for a decade to pass apparently… Happy anniversary to ‘Gemini’, the record that fully and completely changed my life. So grateful for everything this album has done for me and for all the people and places it’s brought me to. Forever humbled and proud of the amount of people that have made this record a part of their lives. I really can’t thank you enough! ~~~ Today feels bittersweet for me, but more than anything I feel so full of love looking back on all this. It’s a record that so perfectly encapsulates a certain time in my life that it honestly scares me a bit. It’s such a rare thing to have this kind of living document of your youth and I think that’s what Gemini will always be for me: a part of my life that is at once both so familiar and so unrecognizable.

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Tatum announced a tenth-anniversary reissue of ‘Gemini’ back in April. It hit shelves last week (May 22).

Wild Nothing have continued their steady output of music in the ten years since their debut, most recently releasing ‘Laughing Gas’ in January.

NME gave the EP a four-star review, calling it “a lush paean to ’80s precision pop” which features “snaking funk basslines, synth claps and reverb-addled drums.”

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