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The Great Wilderness

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The Great Wilderness is a dream rock band from San José, Costa Rica influenced by British post punk, alternative rock and inspired by bands such as B.R.M.C., The Big Pink, M83, Joy Division and Sonic Youth. The group is formed by Paola Rogue (vox, guitar), Jimena Torres (guitars) and Monserrat Vargas (bass, vox).

In June 2010, they self-released their first EP titled Afterimages of Glowing Visions, a 5 song semi-conceptual work based on a post-apocalyptic dream that evoques an exploration of one’s inner world. The album is available as a free download through Bandcamp and its physical version can be bought at local concerts. In November 2010, they revealed their second EP, Tiny Monsters, to the public. It is a 6 song album focused on topics such as claustrophobia, determinism and obsessiveness. In April 2011, they released a stand alone double single called "Dark Horse" (parts 1 and 2).

The group recently went on their first European tour and visited cities like Berlin (playing at Lido), London (The Old Blue Last, The Dublin Castle), Manchester (Night & Day Cafe) and Paris (Le Motel). Sharing the stage with acts like Ghxst, Portugal The Man and La Pegatina.

The band has been featured in publications like The NME Magazine, Noiseloop and Cuchara Sonica, where it was chosen as the best new underground band of 2010.

They are currently working on their third production are scheduled to showcase at SXSW in March. They were also invited to play at the Imperial Festival alongside artists like Björk, Manchester Orchestra and The Flaming Lips.

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