Nashville folk group the Arcadian Wild are back to follow up their well-received sophomore album Finch in the Pantry, which debuted at #9 on the Billboard bluegrass charts, with a new EP. Principium came out on February 5th, and we can’t stop listening to “Fall: War.” Led by Isaac Horn on guitar and Lincoln Mick on mandolin, the band artfully blends their formal vocal training with expert instrumentation.
Horn, Mick, and frequent collaborator Sarah Wood met attending Lipscomb University where they all sang in the school’s choir. Between the three of them, the group cites The Tallest Man on Earth, Sufjan Stevens, and Regina Spektor as notable influences. The result of their partnership is an ambitious acoustic sound that blends strings and vocal harmonies with satisfying precision. The compositional complexity of “Fall: War” is irresistible.
The Arcadian Wild’s power is in their musicality. Horn and Mick’s storytelling talents are highlighted in the careful crafting of their songs, which are supplemented by the frequent incorporation of other gifted musicians. They’re a band on the rise that you won’t want to miss!
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com, where we’ll be playing the Arcadia Wild’s “Fall: War” all weekend. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet us @Lighting100 and share your take on the track.