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New Music: “Sunstroke” by Wylder

By Melissa Hersh | Songs

There’s a D.C.-based folk rock band that you may have heard of called Save the Arcadian. We’re here to tell you: forget about that name and start listening to Wylder. The quartet ultimately decided to change their name after realizing that they would soon face copyright issues. With a new moniker, Wylder released the single “Sunstroke,” the debut song from their forthcoming album that’s also accompanied with a new video.

The single is polished and professional–not a note wasted or an instrument lost. Wylder grasps the sentiment “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” for all at once you can focus on each strand of melody but not lose any energy of the entire ensemble. The intro quickly starts off with the attractive lead vocal before diving into the chorus, where the harmonizing voices provide energizing unity. It’s an upbeat, end-of-summer song–comparable to something you’d hear from The Head and the Heart. They have a jam-packed tour schedule through August, so make sure to check them out. In the meantime, you can get “Sunstroke” for a pay-what-you-want price on Bandcamp.

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