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Podcast for November 29th, 2018

Paul attempts to explain Funko Pops, while Tony has a special gimmick to start the show. We won’t spoil it.

Tracklisting:
allthebestkids – Mistaken Identity [Have Mental Breakdowns]
Makeup Girl – Plans [In Time]
ROM – Love [single]
Wylder – Ready To Break [single]
Birds For Eyes – Bell Tolls [No Man Is An Island]
Jax Deluca – YSGA [Organs In The Wind]

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Wylder – The Lake (Live at White Star Sound)

Musicians sometimes first make “album versions” of songs that later evolve into new realms after countless performances shape the structure and flourishes we first encountered in our headphones. There’s a disconnect between fans that play a song’s album version over and over to learn it by heart and the musicians that perform it night after night and can’t help but tinker with it each time. Indie folk quartet Wylder bridges this by updating two songs from their 2016 debut album Rain and Laura to accompany two new songs recorded at White Star Sound in Charlottesville VA. Reminiscent of HTS loves The Cowards Choir, Wylder brought in cameras to film the recording experience, and today they released this video for the dreamy new song “The Lake”. The four song EP Live at White Star Sound comes out just prior to their next show headlining U Street Music Hall on Saturday February 17th, so you can pre-order the EP and buy your advance tickets right now.

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Presenting Wylder @ Millennium Stage

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Hometown Sounds loves DC music like no one else around, and this month we’re rather excited to present indie folk upstarts Wylder for our February #DCmusic showcase.

Embracing the best elements of indie pop and folk, Wylder instills clear and memorable melodies against a layered acoustic backdrop. Through an eclectic mix of stormy orchestral movements and fun, infectious energy, Wylder evokes emotional peaks, where lyrics of longing and loss take center stage. Their debut album Rain and Laura, released in April of 2016 to enthusiastic reviews, proving them an emerging voice in the independent music scene.​​

We’re told there is some sort of American football game going on this day as well, but we’re confident you won’t miss anything good seeing this show!

RSVP here and come to the free performance at 6 PM on Sunday February 5th!

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Top 5 Videos of 2016 #2: Wylder – Bitter

Indie folk band Wylder, and their debut full length album Rain and Laura, was my favorite find of 2016. They display a delightful mix of youthful exuberance and impressive pop music chops that really should land them on FM radio and select Pandora stations. Their debut video “Swells” is a ridiculously catchy earworm, but it’s the irresistible follow-up “Bitter” that lands as our #2 music video pick for 2016. Director Samuel Rogers delivered such a charming tale of singer Will McCarry’s quest for the last relic of a lost relationship. Bands like Near Northeast, Handsome Hound and Wylder are giving DC’s typical angular and moody sounds a refreshingly positive spin, and we are going to need that in 2017 like we never have before.

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Wylder – We’re On Our Way feat. Skout (Out Loud Session)

Hey, remember a month ago when we featured indie folk band Wylder playing an Out Loud Session? Here’s another live cut from the same rooftop, with singer Will McCarry and violinist Lavar Edmonds collaborating with Brooklyn’s Skout to cover “We’re On Our Way”, a song from the 2011 EP The Bastards Vol. 1 by Jacksonville FL’s Radical Face. Wylder opens for The Riverbreaks Saturday night at Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown.

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Wylder – Lantern (Out Loud Session)

With our ubiquitous monuments, distinguished architecture and low height requirements, DC’s rooftops are curiously generally untapped as music video locations. Over the summer, indie folk band Wylder joined Brooklyn singer Skout on a well-placed downtown DC rooftop to record a few songs for her picturesque Out Loud Sessions. Brighten up your Friday with a stripped down version of “Lantern”, from Wylder’s debut full length album Rain and Laura, featuring Will McCarry on vocals and guitar and Lavar Edmonds on violin. We really hope you won’t miss the full band opening for The Riverbreaks at Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown on Saturday December 3rd.

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Wylder – Bitter

Indie folk band Wylder are on a mission to charm their way through your ears right into your heart. Known for catchy melodies and singalong choruses, Will McCarry and his band also seem to have mastered the art of the romcom-esque music video. Their debut outing “Swells” [haven’t you seen it already?] told a dating story ruined by overzealous band mates, and now they’re back with a new music video for “Bitter”, the second single from their debut album Rain and Laura. Director Samuel Rogers delivers a tight and satisfying narrative of searching for closure, or a stylish sweater, after a bad breakup. Wylder plays next at Gypsy Sally’s next Thursday September 8th as part of the Trio of Indies with Valley Queen and Courtesy Tier.

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Podcast for April 20th, 2016

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Set up in Tony’s new “music show room” home studio, the Hometown Sounds gents go through listener feedback and give you tips to catch up on your podcasts in the car and the shower.

Tracklisting:
The Harry Bells – Mathilda [Roosevelt Island EP]
Paperhaus – Silent Speaking [single]
Tanner Carlton – We Don’t Have the Time
Wylder – Swells [Rain and Laura]
Maryjo Mattea – Getting Over You [Four Minute Symphonies]
CrushnPain – Enjoined [All Mountains EP]

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Wylder – Swells

Are these guys on the radio yet? I gave up FM for podcasts years ago, but the acoustic guitar, singalong choruses and feel-good violin & keys melodies of indie folk band Wylder are tailor-made for mass appeal. They’ve only put out 2 singles to date, but their debut album Rain and Laura comes out April 8th, and opening slots for national acts and festival gigs won’t be far behind. Unless, of course, romantic relationship troubles doom this tight-knit sextet of young musicians, as portrayed by singer Will McCarry in their second music video, “Swells”. Don’t ever give up your bros, Will. Catch Wylder opening for The Family Crest at Rock & Roll Hotel on Saturday March 26th.

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Holiday Podcast for Dec. 23, 2015

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Andy Zipf of The Cowards Choir stops by to sing a Christmas song about Snoopy & The Red Baron, while Paul & Tony dish about their love of the holidays. And of course a special lineup of holiday music exclusively from DC musicians!

Tracklisting:

Andy Zipf – Christmas Bells (Snoopy’s Christmas)
The Harry Bells – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer [Holidays with the Harry Bells]
Wylder – Silver Bells [Wyld About Christmas]
Derek Evry – Hey! Ho! Let It Snow! (Live) [Hey! Ho! Let It Snow! single]
Soft Punch – Get Your Shit Together For The Holidays [Survive Vol. 1: The Holidays]
Pilate – Drummer Boy [Drummer Boy single]
Ryan Walker & Sara Curtin – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas single]

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