Indie Americana/folk band LA River Bend releases a new single from entitled “Summer Wind.” The new feel-good love song was just released and is already gaining quick media attention.
Introducing California’s indie, Americana/folk band LA River Bend. Built upon intricate guitar embellishments, indie-folk facets and poetically pop melodies, LA River Bend have succeeded in creating an album of happy nostalgia. The four-piece, made up of Nate Weiner (Vocals, Guitar), Emily Elkin (Cello, Vocals), Branden Stroup (Bass, Vocals, Guitar) and Jacob Seldes (Drums) have honored traditions of Americana folk, by building the walls of their epic soundscapes, embracing the dynamics and ultimately developing an aesthetic unique to their own.
The band began life as backing Weiner’s solo album, ‘Ride The Sun’ where the group spent time rehearsing and touring up and down the West Coast. After spending hours recording and mixing tracks for this project, with longtime friend Stroup and the addition of Elkin’s string arrangements, LA River Bend was born. With the introduction of their now signature three-part harmonies and Seldes on percussion, the new and improved band mastered their authentically rustic, yet beautiful atmospheric sound. Nate explains,
“The addition of Seldes to the band is immeasurable, because I think our sound would have been less dimensional without his style of drumming.”
LA River Bend’s upcoming EP entitled Run These Hills was entirely self-recorded by Stroup. Mastered by Grammy award-winning Eric Boulanger (Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Green Day), the EP has already received the stamp of approval from industry professionals. Focused thematically on the symbolism of nature-based imagery, the tracks on the highly anticipated new music depicts an artfully serene feeling, reaching emotional depths.
“The calming influence of nature in LA has been a huge musical inspiration to us”, professes Weiner.
Leading single, “Summer Wind” is the ultimate feel-good love song. Highlighting the band’s approach of exploring the new So Cal ethereal sound, the single emits a sense of ebb and flow, similar to the motion of waves crashing and sweeping against the beach. With stunning three-part harmonies, driving drum beats and catchy Californian melodies, the song builds into a fast-paced, toe-tapping anthemic chorus, where you’ll find yourself incapable of keeping still.
With stunning three-part harmonies, driving drum beats and catchy Californian melodies, the song builds into a fast-paced, toe-tapping anthemic chorus, where you’ll find yourself incapable of keeping still.
With an ever-growing fan base and buzzing media interest, LA River Bend is ready to release Run The Hills and deliver their collection of relaxing, vivid, nature-themed music, bringing a contemporary and fresh approach to the indie folk genre.
Keep up with the release of their upcoming EP and other releases on all of their social media platforms.