Wild Leaves (Brooklyn)

Wild Leaves (Brooklyn)

Wild Leaves (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Psych Folk

Wild Leaves is one of those inexplicable musical anomalies that crops up every so often. In this case, it’s a New York-based band with Ohio (including Cincinnati) roots that sounds like the West Coast scene circa late ‘60s/early ‘70s. The quintet claims influences as far-ranging as The Byrds, The Band, early Pink Floyd and Frank Zappa, and there are hints of most of that (sans Zappa) on the band’s debut EP, 2013’s Wind & Rain, with a contemporary perspective on those bands’ pastoral inclinations. Wild Leaves’ imminent Hello Sunlight will follow a similar path, based on “Forever Moonlight,” the first song released from their new four-song EP.

YDIIYD: Fleet Foxes and Strands of Oak in a cosmic hoedown/showdown. (BB)