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Wilmette Delivers ‘Guitar Hero’-Inspired Pop Punk Nostalgia with “Circa ’99” Music Video

Chicago five-piece Wilmette gives us a glimpse of the good old days with the music video for their new single, “Circa ‘99”. If you loved playing Guitar Hero back in the day like we all did, then you’ll know exactly what we mean as soon as you load up their new video on YouTube, linked below. 

Watch: Wilmette – “Circa ’99”

Video directed by Alex Zarek.

Wilmette vocalist Aaron Hailey had this to share about their new song: “Everyone loves a bit of cliché nostalgia, which is why we wrote ‘Circa ’99’. But, the funny part is, most of the band was born in ‘97, so we were really only 3.” 

Turns out, the members of Wilmette were nostalgic from a young age… a very young age… 

What’s up next for Wilmette?

If you’re looking for more music, the band’s debut full-length album, Hyperfocused, is coming for us on August 4th via Mutant League Records. This new song, “Circa ’99”, is the second of two singles that Wilmette has released in anticipation of this milestone.

The first single they released was the title track, which came out back in May.

You can stream it here

Peep the album’s track list: 

  1. No Conviction
  2. Hyperfocused
  3. Playing Dead
  4. I Don’t Even Want To Be Around Anymore
  5. Circa ‘99
  6. Small Talk
  7. Everybody Wants Me Dead
  8. No One Knew
  9. Sunflower
  10. Out Of My Hands

For more information about Hyperfocused, you can turn to the band’s Spotify bio:

“The [upcoming] album promises to be a high-energy, emotionally-charged collection of songs that explore themes of loss and personal growth. The band worked closely with producer Seth Henderson (Real Friends, Knuckle Puck) to craft a sound that is both raw and polished, capturing the energy and passion of their live shows while also showcasing their growth as musicians and songwriters.” 

Sounds like it will be a real treat! Make sure to pre-save this one.

While you wait for the album to come out, you can check out Wilmette’s 2019 EP, Anxious Body, which gives a taste of their empathic songwriting and fresh take on pop-infused, yet still hard enough for the hardcore kids, musical stylings. 

Find the EP on Spotify, below. 


Keep up with Wilmette: 

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