Wild by The Inner Banks on Apple Music

13 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Inner Banks, a Brooklyn duo that features the husband-and-wife team of Caroline Schutz and David Gould, play an elegant mix of classic folk and pop music wrapped in elaborate and unusual arrangements that turn the music into airy and ethereal productions worthy of shoegazers the world over. Wild is arguably the duo's best album to date, capturing a sound grand and foreboding. The title track and "Box and Clown" open the album, with Schutz's voice providing the "girl" in girl-group pop while the instrumentation seeks untraveled ground. The symphonic piece "Sketch"—with elements of country music (lap steel, fiddle) tucked deep in its synthetic textures—could be the soundtrack to a film where skies open and the universe is explored. Gould holds a master's degree in ethnomusicology, which may partly account for the seamless eclecticism. However, there's nothing academic about the music's appeal. The joy of "Found Holiday," the "White Wedding" riff slyly informing "Ana Peru," and the dreamlike textures of "Unemployment" add up to a rewardingly diverse collection of little symphonies.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Inner Banks, a Brooklyn duo that features the husband-and-wife team of Caroline Schutz and David Gould, play an elegant mix of classic folk and pop music wrapped in elaborate and unusual arrangements that turn the music into airy and ethereal productions worthy of shoegazers the world over. Wild is arguably the duo's best album to date, capturing a sound grand and foreboding. The title track and "Box and Clown" open the album, with Schutz's voice providing the "girl" in girl-group pop while the instrumentation seeks untraveled ground. The symphonic piece "Sketch"—with elements of country music (lap steel, fiddle) tucked deep in its synthetic textures—could be the soundtrack to a film where skies open and the universe is explored. Gould holds a master's degree in ethnomusicology, which may partly account for the seamless eclecticism. However, there's nothing academic about the music's appeal. The joy of "Found Holiday," the "White Wedding" riff slyly informing "Ana Peru," and the dreamlike textures of "Unemployment" add up to a rewardingly diverse collection of little symphonies.

TITLE TIME
4:03
3:52
5:13
3:49
2:53
2:29
4:11
3:45
6:04
1:49
2:22
4:17
4:14

About The Inner Banks

Composer and banjo player David Gould (of the Bootleg Remedy) and singer/songwriter Caroline Schutz (of Folksongs for the Afterlife) married in 2004 and formed the atmospheric rock duo the Inner Banks as a home-recording project in Brooklyn, NY, in 2005. Those recordings began to feature other guest musicians, and by the time the debut album The Inner Banks was released by DAG! Records on December 5, 2006, it also featured Greta Gertler (vocals), Amie Margoles (French horn), Colin Brigstocke (trumpet), Yusuke Yamamoto (vibraphone/Wurlitzer), Michael Block (cello), Sarah Crocker (violin), Noah Geller (violin), and several members of the Bootleg Remedy: Michael Gomez (lap steel), Dave Yantorno (guitar), Jim Mansfield (drums), and Doug Largent (upright bass). ~ William Ruhlmann

  • ORIGIN
    Brooklyn, NY
  • FORMED
    2005

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