Temple Wildlife is an indie rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. Focusing on the balance between pop and alternative, the band’s sound brings together swelling synths, spacey guitars, ‘80s influenced drums, and unique textures to tie it all together. Their dedication to the music and attention to detail can not only be heard in their recordings, but experienced in their live show.

Created in 2016, Temple Wildlife founders Adam Griffith (Baton Rouge, LA) and Jared Evers (Portland, OR) met each other in Nashville. After countless hours and a myriad of long nights spent in Evers' studio (a glorified basement), their lamenting over five songs concluded. They began tracking.

Late nights and entire weekends were spent tracking their first album. Since both Evers and Griffith had to work day jobs, they spent any leftover time in the studio, meticulously pouring over the EP.

Other than the collaboration of a few friends and their instruments, the album was produced and engineered entirely by Griffith and Evers. You can hear influences like Bon Iver, Radiohead, The Killers, Local Natives, and Sigur Rós. You may even notice the homage to Gloria Estefan and Stranger Things.

While maintaining and channeling all these musical influences, Black Beans EP is a fresh and exciting listen. Balancing intriguing vocals, spacey guitars, warbled synths – oh, and tons of reverb – you can hear an array of genres, from pop tracks like “There Is Fire” to straight up '80s grooves like “Prides”. 


“Decorated Panes” Single (2019)


Black Beans EP (2017)

Black Beans EP – Album Art


Summer 2018 Show Reel

SHows and venues

  • The Back Corner / Nashville, TN

  • Mercy Lounge / Nashville, TN

  • The Ruby / Nashville, TN

  • Rockin' For Rhinos 2018 with Lightning 100 / Nashville, TN

  • Light the Nations (Street Festival) / Nashville TN