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Wylder / Rain And Laura
Album:Rain And Laura Collection:General
Artist:Wylder Added:01/2017
Label:Self 

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Add Date:2017-01-18 Pull Date:2017-03-22 
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Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2017-01-08 
“Rain and Laura” Wylder
Five-piece band from Washington, D.C. that plays indie folk, Americana, and chamber folk-pop with strings and horns. Most of the songs are joyous and uplifting; some are peaceful and soothing. All are led by the strong vocals of Will McCarry. Excellent arrangements, often including the mandolin and fiddle or violin. RIYL: Head and the Heart, Fleet Foxes, folky Death Cab for Cutie.
— Francis

Recommended: 6, 5, 1, 7. No FCCs detected.

1. (3:45) Living Room – Up-tempo. Plucked mandolin. Fiddle. Harmonized vocals. Strong hooks. ***
2. (2:55) Swells – Bouncy and fun. Features piano, bass and drums in a catchy, up-tempo tune that makes you want to snap your fingers. ***
3. (3:07) Bayhouse – Driving pace set by bass drum. Builds into a full arrangement with pulsing bass and backbeat drums.
4. (4:26) Snake in the Grass – High-energy chamber folk. Strummed mandolin, strings and horns.
5. (4:27) Strange Weather – Stately, anthemic ballad. Organ and fiddle dominate — with strummed guitar and bells. ***
6. (3:07) Bitter – Up-tempo folk-rock with some chamber pop trimmings. Full orchestration. Lyrics about a bitter breakup. ****
7. (3:42) Sunstroke – Another up-tempo folk-pop tune in the style that’s very popular today. **
8. (4:38) Lantern – Flowing chamber-folk that builds as it goes. Lilting vocals carried on waves of strummed guitar, strings, bells, and tambourine.
9. (3:12) At the End Pt. 1 – Fingerpicked guitar. Variable dynamics — from softer to bigger moments with full strings. Segues directly into the next track.
10. (5:45) At the End Pt. 2 – Continuation of previous track. Mellow and uplifting closer. Tinkling piano. Warm vocals. Full strings and horns.

Track Listing
1.Living Room 6.Bitter
2.Swells 7.Sunstroke
3.Bayhouse 8.Lantern
4.Snake In The Grass 9.At The End Pt. 1
5.Strange Weather 10.At The End Pt. 2