The Collection

Little Deaths is a nuanced, emotional and intimate step inward for the otherwise hyperbolic band The Collection, the North Carolina-based indie-pop band founded by frontman David Wimbish.  In their time together, the tightly knit, six members of The Collection have inspired listeners with their raucous sound. They built their familial fan base over three independent albums, 2014’s full-length debut Ars Moriendi, Listen To The River [2017] and Entropy [2018]. The latter featured “Beautiful Life,” earning the band praise from American Songwriter, Parade and more, even landing on NPR Tiny Desk Judges’ Picks. This was bolstered by the band’s riotous shows touring with the likes of Oh Hello, RIPE, Tall Heights and Sammy Rae & Friends. Their 2023 EP, How to Survive an Ending, was a post-pandemic roadmap of resolve and celebrating the moment. With Little Deaths, however, Wimbish writes about the aches, joys and acceptance of personal growth. Recording in Nashville with producer Jeremy Lutito (NEEDTOBREATHE, Joy Oladokun, Jars of Clay, etc.) and engineer Reid Leslie created the opportunity to push Little Death’s sound to match the song’s vulnerability by rearranging them with unconventional instruments, from duct-taped pianos to rubber-bridged guitars, giving the songs an intimate immediacy.  The progression of the band’s sound, he says, is palpable. “Our last record was triumphant,” he says. “Little Deaths is about vulnerability.”