WISH is the creative brain child and solo side project of the 23 year-old Kyle Connolly, who may be best known for his work in Toronto-based bands Milk Lines, Breeze and Beliefs. Connolly recruited several of his bandmates and local musicians – including drummer, Peter Gosling who has played with Decades and Lobby; bassist, Emily Bitze, who has played with Milk Lines; and long-time friend and collaborator, guitarist, Josh Korody.
Recorded in two days, and produced, mixed and mastered by the duo of Korody and Connolly, the material on the band’s self-titled effort is comprised of hazily psychedelic dream pop that owes a great debt to the likes of Pavement, Sonic Youth and others. And yet interestingly, the track manages to sound more drug addled, as you’ll hear on “All The Time,” their self-titled album’s latest single.
The official video opens with grainy video tape effects, and follows the band as they’re hanging out at an amusement park and spliced with footage of the band performing at The Silver Dollar Room, amid kaleidoscopic effects which evoke the sensation of being on an amusement/carnival ride.