HOW IT ALL BEGAN
HOLY WOW! is an adrenalin shot of gothic electro garage rock, filtered through the deeply personal lens of Russian born, New York raised, California grown Dmitry Wild. An immigrant from Eastern Europe, Dmitry fell hard for the madness and fast paced NYC lifestyle. He found an outlet by playing music and quickly developed a prodigious list of bands to collaborate with by his late teens. Most notably Table
Dreams – who received local acclaim among the NYC immigrant scene, Wild Things – the band he formed with his wife Jennifer Claroscura of the Peruvian cult band Electro-Z, California band Weapons of the Future – considered the Bay Area’s goth breakthrough band, and back in New York, Wizard Sex – retro publicity darlings who landed a lead-off track for a Classic Rock magazine compilation CD.
Dmitry’s diverse musical endeavors came to a halt when his father fell ill in 2011.
After witnessing his dad’s passing, and internalizing the fact that his pops never realized his own beautiful dreams, he decided it was time to shelve his collaborative projects and create music on his own terms. In 2016 he formed HOLY WOW!, positioning himself for the first time as the sole creative spearhead.
The official HOLY WOW! Debut album, Modern Ancient Man, is due out January 18th and boasts an impressive collection of philosophically rich, romantic songs, built on electric back-beats and distorted melodic guitars, falling in line with the work of the Cramps, Jesus and Mary Chain as well as modern indie rockers MGMT and Franz Ferdinand.
“I feel this release really embodies the mystic essence of HOLY WOW!” Dmitry asserts, citing the cryptic nature of the band name. “It’s sacred, yet with commercial appeal.”