The Wrecks have led a suitably reckless path towards success, playing their own blend of energetic, alternative rock. After a promising rise following their 2016 breakout single, “Favorite Liar,” which scored over 12.5 million Spotify streams, the band checked into a Los Angeles studio to work on their second EP. But when the sessions didn’t seem to come together, The Wrecks followed their gut, cut their losses, and decamped back to the east coast to Wellsville, New York, to do it themselves. Recorded in a barn, the resulting Panic Vertigo captures the restless abandon they were after.
Their single “James Dean” is their second-most streamed work after “Favorite Liar,” and their successful year has seen them play the BMI stage at Lollapalooza and tour with The Maine, New Politics, and Nothing but Thieves. The Wrecks’ headlining Panic Vertigo Tour will take place this year from November 10 to December 9.