Lani Ford here. This week, I’m back onto The Wind and The Wave for my DJ pick! Warming you up for their show tonight at Mercy Lounge. Check out “Human Beings” and let us know what you think!
In 2014, The Wind and The Wave, a duo from Austin, TX, quietly released one of the best albums of the year. From The Wreckage glowed with a rootsy golden tone that encompassed everything from indie-folk, to alt-country to blues-rock to Southern psychedelia. Its creators, touring musician turned songwriter and producer Dwight Baker and singer-songwriter Patty Lynn, began making music together on a lark, never dreaming anything would come of it. Baker describes it as “kind of like what happens when two friends hold hands and jump in a freezing lake just to see what it feels like.” Thanks to the undeniable chemistry between the pair, the music took on a life of its own and The Wind and The Wave soon found themselves with a major-label record deal, embarking on U.S. headlining tours supporting From The Wreckage, having their songs appear in such TV shows as Grey’s Anatomy, and racking up millions of plays on Spotify and Apple Music. The band also earned itself a rabid following, with fans especially enamored of Lynn’s feisty vocals and brutally personal lyrics about challenging relationships with lovers and family members as well as her relationship with herself. “People really treasure that album,” Baker says. “We got tons of letters from people saying it saved their life. They’re people who are conflicted and searching and they connect with Patty’s lyrics more than anything.”
Human Beings Let You Down is The Wind and The Wave’s third full-length album, featuring some of the final amazing recordings by good friend George Reiff (RIP), as well as from Billy Harvey, Nick Spreigl, Ramy Antoun, Scott Graham, Chad Salls, Matt Graham, David Butler and Matt Brue. Listen to their lead single “Human Beings” below and let us know what you think!