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The Sun as It Comes

The Lonely Wild

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Following a promising 2011 EP, the Los Angeles indie-folk quintet The Lonely Wild has dropped a dazzling debut album. The Sun As It Comes reveals a band of seasoned musicians and tunesmiths, and together they make the rootsy influences of the past resonate with relevance. In the opening title track, the band layers Ennio Morricone–inspired spaghetti western guitar leads over acoustic arpeggios; then multiple harmonies come in like the children of Beachwood Sparks and My Morning Jacket. When the song crescendos into a sonic typhoon toward the end, we get a real glimpse of the band’s power and innovation. Even some of those worldly vocals inspired by Animal Collective in the following “Banks and Ballrooms” get overshadowed by more original-sounding melodies. That song also includes beautifully ambient guitars in the background, sounding heavily influenced by '90s shoegazing; then the angsty chorus erupts with an almost punk attack. The outstanding track “Buried in the Murder” is buried at the end of the album, rewarding listeners with a timeless gunfighter ballad that would make RZA proud.

Customer Reviews


Goosebumps...I came across this by acciden on iTunes, and it caught my attention by having a sound remiscent of Of Monster and Men, but with a closer look, I found it has a sound all its own. It is always a fantastic moment when you come across a new band that you immediately love. It's one of my favorite things. This album is just great, from start to finish.

Modern Classic

This is one of the best albums of 2013. It's rare to find to find an album that flows so well from start to finish without any weak spots. The harmonies on this album take my breath away at times, and the instrumentation is gorgeous. I feel this album would feel right at home with a fan of Delta Spirit, Edward Sharpe, or Beirut. Standout tracks include "The Sun As It Comes", "Everything You Need", and "Buried in the Murder."

This album will blow you away!!!

Buy this album!!!

I admit, there aren't many kinds of music I don't like, but I think it's because of this that I know when there is really something special about a band. There is something special about this band! I have not been so "in-to" a band in some time, whether it is the way the music grabs me, or Andrew C's emotional investment in his lyrics and performance, or Jessi's voice and harmonies (not to mention her instrumental versatility) or Ryan's driving bass and melodic trumpet playing as well as his keyboard work, or Dave's timing, complexity and ability to set the mood (yes,, that's what a drummer/percussionist does), or Andrew S's ability to switch so fluidly between sorrowful sounds and full-on rockin' lead guitar...or the way that it all together works so well...I don't know. I just love this band and their music. There is no rhyme or reason to the order in which I mentioned them as each and everyone of them play an integral part in their performances. Take any one away and this would not be the same band. I also must say that they are one of the most grateful and humble group of individuals I have ever encountered as a band, especially considering their level of talent. No swelled heads here.

The Sun as It Comes, The Lonely Wild
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