THE WILD DEER In NY POST'S "BEST SONGS OF 2007"
The New York Post chose “River of Soul,” from the Wild Deer’s debut CD “Live Free” as one of the “207 Best Songs to Download From 2007”
On Friday, December 28, 2007, along with such good company as Shooter Jennings, Wilco, Patti Smith, Radiohead, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Steve Earle, Amy Winehouse, Robert Plant, Lily Allen, Interpol, Band of Horses, Travis, Shins, New Pornographers, the Bravery, Bright Eyes, John Fogerty, Scissor Sisters, Ben Harper, Eddie Vedder, Jarvis Cocker, Gorillaz, Ben Lee, Crowded House, Iron and Wine, the Frames, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and others, the Post described “River of Soul:”
“These NYC rockers turn one-part Stax Records, one-part Paul Weller and
The Jam into one hard-grooving strut.”
"An Awesome Expression of Pure Rock"
"The Wild Deer capture the essence of what pure Rock and Roll is about. Great depth and lyrics to this awesome first album. Its amazing this band hasn't been discovered yet. EVERY song on this CD is awesome. Each song grows on you the more you listen to it. Not to be missed are the backing vocals and some great guitar riffs and solos. A MUST!!!!
From the New York Daily News "Rush and Molloy" gossip pages, Tuesday May 30 2007-
"Singer-songwriter Ed Fingerling got an instant payback from the karma credit bureau when his band, the Wild Deer, played for the Marines for Fleet Week in Times Square. Director Charles Evered, who was shooting scenes with actor Ethan Peck (grandson of Gregory) nearby, was entranced by the music and decided to include it in his movie, Adopt a Sailor."
Produced by Leo Overtoom, known for his work with Ben Folds, The Wild Deer's 11-song debut cd "LIVE FREE" features New York Dolls lead guitarist Steve Conte on "Watch Your Step," and Felice Rosser of NYC rock band FAITH, who sings on "Like Dragonflies" and "Grass."
Additionally, there have been several developments with songs from "Live Free" prior to its release:
• The song "God's Eyes" was placed in rotation on Brookdale NJ public radio station WBJB 90.5 The NIGHT
• "God's Eyes" was played on NYC's WXRK, "New York's Only Classic Rock Station Q 104.3 FM," on Jonathan Clarke's influential "Out of the Box" program.
• The song "Danny Felter" was placed in the nationally-released motion picture "Snow Blind" www.snowblindthemovie.com and www.myspace.com/snowblindmovie
• The songs "Rise," "Grass," and "For My People" were placed in an independently-released motion picture "La Vida Blanca," which is currently under consideration for selection to several film festivals. www.lavidablanca.com
For more information about The Wild Deer, and to hear mp3s from "Live Free," please visit www.myspace.com/wilddeernyc and www.thewilddeer.com