Wrightwood is the new psychedelic folk project from singer/songwriter Peter Mercado and producer Andrew Lynch (Earlimart, OFF!).
The band trades in beautiful melodies contrasted with haunting guitar and piano tones that underscore the emotional weight of their songs. The demos for this project were written in 2009 by Peter as a way to cope with the fallout from his attempt at marriage. Those demos were later refined by Andrew in his studio, who helped highlight the fragile beauty of the songs.
The duo are preparing to release a full length record in the coming spring; Valley is the first single from that record and it is an absolute beauty of gently hypnotic strummed guitar and laid back, almost resigned vocals.
It has put the album straight on to the top of our “must get” list. Have a listen.Follow @madmackerel