12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings
Arokuski ,

No slump

The Lonely Wild has not only managed to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump, but has put together a superb second album. A deep theme matched with excellent musical maturity. At some point in the album every member shines. They give you horns, harmonies, thumping drums and even guitar solos slightly reminiscent of classic rock. Ultimately though, they give you an album that has a consistent theme with great songs start to finish. It is very much a complete album which I've had on repeat since purchased.

CoyoteRon ,

Awesome

This album is one of the most amazing efforts of any band on the music scene today. It clearly should have been on the iTunes featured page upon its release. The talent and creativity exhibited by this band is so unusual today. The versatility and ability of each band member to play multiple instruments is very impressive. The impassioned vocals, beautiful harmonies, creative orchestrations, intricate rhythms, variety of song styles, and heartfelt lyrics set this band apart from the typical hum-drum stuff we are commonly exposed to today. This is not just a collection of songs, it is a musical painting. Their musical style cannot be pigeonholed in any particular genre. That would be too limiting. Want to be blown away? Buy this album. Let the music world know that we're tired of the same old crap. Did I mention that you can understand the lyrics?

Christian Lainez ,

Phenomenal!

I saw The Lonely Wild at The Echo on the night of the release for this album. Seeing them live was quite the experience and I decided to buy this album physically. I was absolutely blown away by the artistry of this band and their chosen textures. This album is a beautiful experience and everyone should purchase it to support this band. Most definitely my best purchase of the year!

About The Lonely Wild

Combining indie rock with contemporary folk and a dash of chamber pop, the Lonely Wild are a band from Los Angeles, California's Silver Lake district, founded by singer and guitarist Andrew Carroll and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Ross, who is proficient on keyboards, guitar, bass, and trumpet. Carroll and Ross had previously worked together in the band You Me & Iowa, which broke up in 2009. A year later, Carroll had been writing songs and approached Ross about helping him work out arrangements for them. As it happened, Ross had also been working up new tunes, and the two decided to start a new band to showcase their material. After inviting their friend Jennifer Talesfore to help with the vocals, they recruited guitarist Andrew Schneider and drummer Edward Cerecedes, and the first lineup of the Lonely Wild was complete. In early 2011, the group released their debut EP, Dead End, and supported the release with plenty of live work on the West Coast. In 2012, shortly before the band began work on their first full-length album, Jennifer Talesfore left the Lonely Wild and Jessi Williams joined in her place, taking on vocals as well as bass, keyboards, guitar, and trumpet. The album The Sun as it Comes appeared in the spring of 2013; by the time it was released, Edward Cerecedes had parted ways with the Lonely Wild, and David Farina became their new drummer. (A few months before the album dropped, the group released a download-only concert album, Live at the Echo, in audio and video formats.) After extensive national touring, the Lonely Wild launched a crowdsourcing campaign to finance the recording of their next studio album. The project was a success, and their second full-length album, Chasing White Light, was released in September 2015, with distribution via Entertainment One Music. ~ Mark Deming

ORIGIN
Los Angeles, CA
FORMED
2010

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