Washington, DC-based indie folk outfit, Wylder, specializes in instrumentals driven by acoustic guitar, piano, and mandolin, and instills clever violin lines and lush harmonies that resonate behind clear and memorable melodies.
The band’s debut album, Rain and Laura, is due for release on April 8th, and “Swells” is a taste of what’s to come. The track itself uses the bright and shiny sounds of ukulele, shouting choruses, and infectious melodies to make a folk-rock romp along the lines of Good Old War, The Avett Brothers, and Blind Pilot.
Telling the story of a budding relationship gone awry and being thrown off the rails through constant interruption by members of the band, the video is a great representation of the struggle of balancing being in a band and having a significant other. The video ends when the significant other’s breaking point is hit and a picnic erupts in a spaghetti melee.
If you can’t watch the video at the moment, you really need to get this song on your eardrums, so give it a listen: