Thursday, November 15, 2007


Wisely began his musical journey smitten with Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel and The Beatles, all of whom are so distinctive in their sound that Wisely began a career long quest to sound like no one else. Eventually self-releasing numerous cassettes (now savored by collectors) to an eager fan base in Minneapolis, Wisely took to the road touring the Midwest in the tradition of his fellow hometown heroes The Replacements, Husker Du, and The Jayhawks. With his band, the Willie Wisely Trio, he played 150 dates a year and released his first nationally distributed CD on Chicago's Pravda Records.

In 1996 Wisely signed with October Records and released two widely acclaimed records, She and Turbosherbet, both of which were produced by John Fields (Switchfoot, Mandy Moore). Wisely and his band then embarked on a two-year cross-country tour, nightly knocking over audiences across the land with a singular sound rich with diverse influences ranging from 60's garage rock to vintage easy listening, including touches of Bowie, Elvis Costello and XTC-style melodic pop. In addition, Turbosherbet charted nationwide on dozens of AAA and CMJ stations.

Wisely, in January 2006 with producer Linus of Hollywood released Parador (Ella/Not Lame), Wisely's founding work for the musical movement EVOC-POP (evocative pop).

On January 8th 2008, Wisely is set to release an all-new CD entitled Wisely on Oglio Records. The new album is self-titled, because, as the artist relates, "I feel like this is the first record I should have ever made. I finally captured what I hear in my head when I write." Recommended!

Wisely - Through Any Window
Wisely - Cracked World View
Wisely @ MySpace

Wisely - Through Any Window

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Nick Drake - Family Tree (2007) !!!

The Go! Team, Fiona Apple, Sigur Ros, Portishead,
Eberg, Yann Tiersen, Decoder Ring, Camille, etc.

Hezekiah - I Predict A Riot (2007)
+ Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Dizze Rascal, M.I.A.,
Kanye West, Morcheeba, Amy Winehouse, Talib Kweli, etc.

The Toadies - Ruberneck
Sigur Ros - Takk

Bonnie Prince Billy - Letting Go + I See A Darkness
Tim Hecker - Mirages

Kevin Devine - Make The Clocks To Move
The Long Winters - Puttings The Days To Bed
Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, awesome music!
When could you get the Daft Punk Alive album? I'm not so sure I should buy it, I would like to to listen to it first. Thanks

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

use this:

and then under "search" type "Daft Punk Live"

if that doesn't work

do this is google:

index of + Daft Punk Live + mp3 + html + http

if that doesn't work...

stop asking

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

because im nice and because you're lazy

daft punk "alive"

all i did was google it

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the password for the Daft Punk Alive album?

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy crap, is that jenna fischer from the office in that video?

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the password!

11:40 PM  
Anonymous JoeJL said...

You can use this too

11:50 PM  

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