Stateside Presents

THE WILD REEDS

Stateside Presents

THE WILD REEDS

VALLEY QUEEN, MEET THE SUN

Mon, March 20, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rebel Lounge

Phoenix, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

THE WILD REEDS
THE WILD REEDS
The Wild Reeds can be defined by one word: Harmony. The sound from this LA based band fronted by Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe, and Sharon Silva dips in and out of multiple genres - some ethereal folk, some rock and roll rhythm and a hint of country twang (from Nick Jones and Nick Phakpiseth), but it all comes back to the root of this bands power: harmonies that create an instrument in and of itself.

The Wild Reeds released their formal debut albumBlind and Brave, in August 2014 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. The album, produced by Raymond Richards at Red Rockets Glare Studios (Local Natives, Parson Redheads, Honey Honey, Dustbowl Revival), expounds on loss, love, growing up, and the experience of artists and workers pursuing their dreams.

The Wild Reeds spent most of 2016 on the road with stops at SXSW, Nelsonville Music Festival, Pickathon, Summerfest, Winnipeg Folk Festival and support and headline tours throughout the USA and Canada. In May, the band released a 3 song EP called Best Wishes that continues to display the growing and maturing artistry from the 3 unique songwriters. The EP was recorded by the band at NRG Studios in Los Angeles and was mixed by Doug Boehm (Girls, Dr Dog, Twin Peaks). The band are finishing 2016 in the studio working on their next album...
VALLEY QUEEN
VALLEY QUEEN
Valley Queen front woman Natalie Carol leads a band reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and My Morning jacket with lead vocals evocative of Florence Welch. Their sound brings to mind the soul of Motown and the power of southern rock. Over the past year, Valley Queen has been recording tracks for their debut, full-length LP and have played lauded shows at an array of venues, opening for Lucero and LP, as well as headlining Pappy and Harriet’s in Joshua Tree, the Echo Park Rising Festival in Los Angeles and a 7 show run at the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon in NYC. The Huffington Post has declared them “the ultimate outlaws” (the music video for “Who Ever Said” premiered on TheHuffPost) and P. Claire Dodson from The Village Voice notes that Valley Queen has “stayed true to their roots while embracing the psychedelia of California rock — and making some damn good music along the way…anchored by Carol’s enthralling vocals.”

With their debut album tracked, Valley Queen is poised to unleash 10 uniquely original compositions written by Natalie and produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Nikki Lane, Fidlar, Superhumanoids and Fool’s Gold) at the beginning of 2016. The album showcases the band’s diversity and a level of maturity rarely seen by songwriters at 25. Natalie brings the perspective of a fierce, confident, independent woman in the same vein as Jenny Lewis, Karen O, and Grace Potter. The rest of the band, consisting of Neil Wogensen, Shawn Morones and Gerry Doot, enrich the songs with energy, excitement and emotion.
MEET THE SUN
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"Meet The Sun...is a pretty fantastic collection of indie folk music, experimental dream, and lyrical poetry. Some of the songs sound like poetry sung across guitar, recalling Nick Drake or Tim Buckley. It is a lovely listen for a mellow mood...The entire album is worth your time, especially if this kind of beauty is your jam, but if it's not, try it out: You might be surprised how well this goes down and gets down to soothing your soul almost immediately."
-Phoenix New Times

"I have always liked your voice. You've got so much warmth in it. Your songs literally write meet the sun across them. It is the sort of music you would listen to in a car on a roadtrip when you have got the feeling of freedom..it makes you dream of a different time. It is basically music that conveys a life that I have to dream of at the moment, but can't have. To the visuals, it shows the literal sun and it shows you (well you represent the sun as well)" ~ Esther Riess, Groovy Soul, Hamburg Germany

"Listening to your music felt like laying in a meadow" -audience member from the Void

"I love the caressing melody and feel. It's so warm and as I'm writing this I just realized that, it makes me feel like how I do when I close my eyes and let my heart take in the warm sunlight..I was thinking really deeply about the soul I feel in your music" ~Vincent Virovac
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/