Starting in 1982, Wisely recordings were often recorded on analog 4-track cassette decks. "Cassettarcana" is a collection of Wisely's more transcendent moments from the medium – which if manipulated properly, makes for a sound that is so satisfying and complete that to call these mere "demos" is sort of underselling it.
The Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition contains the original Parador album, plus two unreleased bonus tracks, and ten alternate takes, plus five premium music videos starring the talented Jenna Fisher, Alexander Gould, Andy Dick and Playmate of the Year Kara Monaco, and the city of Toyko!
Wisely took 9 years between studio albums, returning to the scene fully reinvented, with a new gravity. Heartache never sounded so perfect.
“With sharp words and sweet hooks PARADOR straddles the divide between classic songcraft and idiosyncratic visions… chiming guitars are skewered with troubled electronics, ballads are raw as they are tender, and every irrepressible chorus reveals a keen, dark heart.” –Joan Anderman, BOSTON GLOBE
The Trio reunite after almost two decades for a new album and tour dates. Whimsical and trend-ignorant as ever, this is a band that never talks down to their audience, yet also never sets out to satisfy anything but the most selfishly esoteric vision of what pop music should be. Having more in common with NRBQ than any other band, the usual set of genre labels rarely apply to the Trio.
18 years after playing their final gig, the original Willie Wisely Trio reunite for a new album & tour dates. "True" captures the enduring chemistry of a road-warrior band, giving fans their most wild-eyed album yet. If Grandma Moses could rock'n'roll, she would've sounded like this.