Ratings and Reviews
My wife purchased this album a couple of weeks ago before it hit iTunes and immediately fell in love with it. I could hear it from the next room and asked her to play it again - and again. And again. The harmonics between the two singers is marvelous and the iron chords from the guitars combined with the lyrics settle into your bones and won't leave you alone. Buy it - you won't be disappointed.
Engaging aural landscapes
Captivating, mysterious, exquisite melodies and lyrics, well-crafted arrangements, expansive yet sparse (it must be a Zen thing), poetic, genuine and fresh. Just a few well-deserved descriptors for this band’s music. Their song “Right Side of the Road” is an amazing song and I can’t stop listening to it. It has a hypnotic groove and aural space about it, with thought-provoking and clever lyrics, a poignant blend of male and female vocals, I love the instrumental arrangements (subtle, powerful, clean, obviously the players are putting their musical hearts and minds into composing their riffs), the instrumental changes in cadence and energy track the lyrics, every riff & every note is put together in a way that, well, it all fits and resonates with me to the core of my being. (Honestly!) Each of this EP’s songs is genuine and bright and balanced and really really good. I can’t wait to hear more of The Lonely Wild’s new material. Give this band a listen, I think you’ll dig it. And at the risk of sounding cliché, which is not my intention, this band transcends categorization. Kudos.
Agree with previous post - original sound that's tough to categorize. The is an energy and soulfulness that grabs you and won't let go. Meaningful lyrics are supported by tight melodies- I find myself singing throughout the day. Lucky enough to see them at a recent concert - don't miss them, they know how to put on a show. In an era of mass produced derivative sound, this band has reached back to the roots of rock/folk and created something fresh and authentic.
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
- Los Angeles, CA