Indie/alt-rock outfit Wolfie’s Just Fine‘s EP Perfection, Nevada is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes. The project of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Lajoie, and produced and mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, First Aid Kit), Wolfie’s Just Fine’s Perfection, Nevada showcases Lajoie’s diverse range, from the lo-fi, folk-infused “Metallica T-Shirt” to the heavily cinematic elements found on mid-EP track “Trying to Sleep”.
Earlier this month Wolfie’s Just Fine released the song and music video for the first single “Break My Back”, which can be seen with Billboard.com here. Just last week, the second single “Save the World” premiered on Paste.
Recorded entirely in Omaha at Mogis’ studio, Perfection, Nevada is the follow up to Wolfie’s Just Fine debut album I Remembered but Then I Forgot, and is an exploration of Jon Lajoie’s own coming of age story-packed with references to classic nineties films, iconic grunge fashion, and synth programming. “I always knew this follow-up would thematically and sonically be channeling my early teens, and the chaos, hurricane of emotions, repression, and confusion that period represented for me,” he explains.
Lajoie found success as a comedian, actor, and musician best known for his role as Taco in the FXX series The League, as well as his YouTube persona “Everyday Normal Guy.” Wolfie’s Just Fine showcases his music independent of comedy and undeniable talent as a songwriter.
“Even though I’m sometimes writing from the perspectives of fictional characters in movies, or younger versions of myself, it’s all inevitably about me and what I’m going through now,” Lajoie says. “I don’t know that I’m smart enough (or dumb enough) to try to write about anything else.”
Perfection, Nevada Track Listing
1. Save The World
2. Break My Back
3. Metallica T-Shirt
4. Trying To Sleep
5. The Scene
6. Sun To Grow
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What critics have said about “Perfection, Nevada” by Wolfie’s Just Fine:
“Wolfie’s Just Fine should be your favorite new folk project.”
– Baeble Music
“…thoughtful and musically soulful“
“Perfection, Nevada is nothing short of perfect.”
– Atwood Magazine