When you spend all of your free time researching and interacting with great bands from across the country, how do you choose just one to get the top honor? It's like choosing which one of your children is your favorite, let me tell you, it's no easy task. So we sought your opinions to guide us in the right direction, then we took that info and had some very heated internal debates among the Rocksposure Staff to narrow the search down to one band. In the end, after much consideration between what we considered the cream of the Rocksposure crop, the band we just kept coming back to and couldn't walk away from was The Wildbirds.
The Wildbirds were a stone's throw from taking their sound to a radio near you in 2008. The path looked to be in front of them, ready to guide them to the big break that they needed to fufill their wildest rock dreams. Unfortunately, like many before them, right as they got a taste of where they were heading, the bottom dropped out and sent them back to square one.
But this wasn't the end of the story for The Wildbirds. Following a two year hiatus, The Wildbirds returned to the scene and released their album "Sunshine Blues" this Summer to critical acclaim. As they continue to create serious buzz in the Milwaukee rock scene, its beginning to look like the cards may just line up for The Wildbirds this time.
A year ago when I started Rocksposure.com, we didn't know exactly what we would find, but we knew there was some great music being played across the country. Finding a band as polished and electric as The Wildbirds reset any bar that we had anticipated when we set out on our quest to find the best new rock music to share with our listeners. In fact, these guys are so good live that our Milwaukee crew has been fortunate enough to see them three times in the last three months!
So as we wrap up our first year in the music world and get ready to encore with our second, we're taking some time out to celebrate The Wildbirds, our Artist of the Year for 2010. We've rounded up all of the links you'll need to read our featured reviews of the band and to listen to their music, they're right on this page. Whether you read them when we wrote them or just heard of The Wildbirds for the first time when you read this, make sure you check them out.
Congrats to The Wildbirds, and most importantly.........ROCK ON!!