The Lonely Wild - Dead End | Sound Stories & Interviews | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
The Source Weekly’s reporting is made possible by the power of your support. Be a part of it!
Search
Settings
Pin It
Favorite

The Lonely Wild - Dead End 

You Me & Iowa's Andrew Carroll's new project The Lonely Wild release adventurous debut with Dead End.

Sometimes your favorite bands break up too early. And sometimes the members of those bands go on to other projects, other bands and make other albums. And you're likely disappointed. Then there's Andrew Carroll, whose delectably poppy indie-rock band, You Me & Iowa, parted ways two years ago, despite a pair of solid, sonically advanced LPs, leaving him out on his own for the first time in six years.


Within a matter of months, Carroll had written songs for a new collective, The Lonely Wild, bringing along YMI's Ryan Ross, but holding over little else from his former band, other than his smartly emotive songwriting style. With The Lonely Wild's debut EP, Dead End, Carroll and company create dusty, Western-inspired tracks like "Right Side of the Road," a cut that at first seems plucked from the opening credits of a Clint Eastwood film (no surprise that the band cites Italian composer Ennio Morricone as an influence), but then weaves a collection of influences into an Americana rock tapestry. Carroll's vocals blend nicely with those of keyboardist Jennifer Talesfore, especially on the soaring but succinct "Out of My Mind," and on the record's epic title track. While the band clearly has some musical chops, the songs on Dead End aren't overly onerous, but rather easily digestible, even when the quintet is blending diverse styles that bring to mind everything from surf guitar to The Decemberists (who also took a similar Americana route on their latest record).

Dead End is an adventurous debut, to be sure, especially for a band with built-in followers, but The Lonely Wild have pulled it off... and done so beautifully.

About The Author

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Triple Whammy

    Triple Whammy

    Eric Leadbetter helps bring joy to the music scene, food industry and hospital workers with the St. Charles Meal Mission
    • Jun 1, 2020
  • Life in the 'Badlands' ▶ [with video]

    Life in the 'Badlands' ▶ [with video]

    Casey Parnell's debut solo album is set to the background of nature
    • Jul 29, 2020
Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
Sweet Red & The Hot Rod Billies

Sweet Red & The Hot Rod Billies - River's Place

Sun., Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

Get Social

Latest in Sound Stories & Interviews

  • Shireen Amini Breaks Free

    • Jul 28, 2021
    The Bend artist releases a vulnerable and empowering album that celebrates finding the joy in being yourself More »
  • "Shoot The Moon"

    • Jul 21, 2021
    Jeshua Marshall's new single is the first step toward the Redmond musician's debut solo album this fall More »
  • Artist Fact Sheet: Madison Cunningham

    • Jul 14, 2021
    The Grammy-nominee heads to town for a Sisters Folk Festival show More »
  • More »

More by Mike Bookey

Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

© 2021 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation