The hazy, washed out Americana of Wild Leaves was one of our favourite discoveries of 2012 with their demo release of Sister. Now they have a debut EP coming out on the 26th March titled Wind And Rain, and the lead track from it is To Be Free. It builds on all the promise that Sister showed, and simply put, it is absolutely brilliant. If you have Low Anthem or Phosphorescent records in your collection, you will find much to love here we promise you.
As well as being a free download from their Bandcamp page (where you can also order the 12″ vinyl), the band have directed a video for the track, which features archival footage of 60’s Homesteader, Dick Proenneke, who retired to the remote region of Twin Lakes, Alaska on May 21, 1968. There, he built a cabin by hand using only materials available on his land. He would live in that cabin for the next 30 years, only returning to the lower 48 to occasionally visit family.
Can’t recommend this one highly enough.
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