Von Wildenhaus, hailing from the fog-drenched Pacific Northwest, is an apocalyptic avant-pop lounge act, a bizarro rock & roll band as comfortable working in American folk idioms as covering Klaus Nomi.
Ben von Wildenhaus leads a cast of shadowy conspirators in conjuring this darkly sonorous music, most notably, the spectral presence of singer Billie Bloom, who delivers ecstatic melodies with fearless and riveting devotion that have found admirers in The Quietus and Iggy Pop.
In the fall of 2023, the band will release ‘The Von Universe’, a collection of pop songs, guitar noir, basement folk and spacey explorations to accompany their September tour of the UK.
“Wildenhaus recombines the worlds of David Lynch, Marc Ribot, Jad Fair, and Luis Bacalov into an oddly familiar new whole” – The Quietus
“He’s doing his own thing in his own way” – Iggy Pop
“From country twang and psych-rock whirls to Eastern modes and pondering tones, there’s a delightfully fluid, dreamlike quality to this bizarre book of tunes” – Magnet
“Populated with haunted spaghetti western vistas, rain-drenched cityscapes and sepulchral mariachi overtones in lieu of manic depressive, Mingus-esque chase scenes” – New York Music Daily