Wild Up/ ‘Julius Eastman Vol. 3: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich’/ New Amsterdam Records
On June 16, 2023, GRAMMY-nominated musical collective Wild Up releasesJulius Eastman Vol. 3: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich, the follow-up to 2021’s Julius Eastman Vol. 1: Femenine, “a masterpiece” (The New York Times), and Julius Eastman Vol. 2: Joy Boy, which contains the GRAMMY-nominated closing track, “Stay On It.” Arriving once more on New Amsterdam Records, Julius Eastman Vol. 3: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich is the third entry in Wild Up’s multi-volume anthology celebrating Eastman, the late composer whose musical vision was repeatedly dismissed during its day, but is now being unearthed to critical acclaim.
On Eastman Vol. 3, Wild Up are joined by two luminaries of modern music: Devonté Hynes (known both for their work as Blood Orange, collaborations with the likes of Solange, Harry Styles, and Philip Glass, and for soundtrack work on films like Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto and 2019’s acclaimed Queen & Slim) & Adam Tendler (whose music has been deemed “emotionally involving and musically rewarding” by The New York Times).