Tour Announcement from Free Bike Valet

“BLIND AND BRAVE” MUSIC VIDEO BY THE WILD REEDS

DN1A2988When the gals in The Wild Reeds sing in harmony, it’s as if they’re long-lost triplets reunited at a campfire. The title track of their latest album, “Blind and Brave,” is an escalating swoon of folk pop grandeur. Naturally, the song deserves a music video which showcases the diverse landscape and culture of Los Angeles:

“Do it ’cause you love it all, do it ’cause you love this city.”

The Wild Reeds will tour with Noah Gundersen this November. TWRfalltour And perform at the Santa Monica Pier for Way Over Yonder on September 26th. WOY-FB-RECTANGLE

 

Posted: September 11th, 2014 under News, Uncategorized - No Comments.

Upcoming Shows

Upcoming

September 26 | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica, CA

Details

November 14 |Fitzgerald’s Upstairs | Houston, TX

Supporting Noah Gundersen

November 15 | The Parish | Austin, TX

Supporting Noah Gundersen

November 16 |The Loft | Dallas TX

Supporting Noah Gundersen

November 18 | Crescent Ballroom |Phoenix, AZ

Supporting Noah Gundersen

November 20 | Belly Up Tavern | San Diego, Ca

Supporting Noah Gundersen

November 21| El Rey Theatre | Los Angeles, CA

Supporting Noah Gundersen

November 22 |The Chapel |San Francisco,CA

Supporting Noah Gundersen

November 23 |Cargo |Reno, NV

Supporting Noah Gundersen

 

Recent Past:

August 29 | Pappy and Harriets | Pioneertown,CA
August 9 | Troubadour ALBUM RELEASE! | Los Angeles, CA

June 25 | Scripps College | Claremont, CA

June 13 |  Troubadour |  Los Angeles,CA

June 7 | Make Music Pasadena | Pasadena, Ca

June 1 | Secret Society | Portland, OR

May 30 | Showbox SoDo Lounge | Seattle, WA

May 29 | Sam Bonds Garage | Eugene, OR

May 26 | Brick and Mortar | 8PM | All Ages | San Francisco, CA

May 23 | Lightning in a Bottle | Monterey, CA

May 22 | The Echo | Supporting Nathaniel Rateliff| Los Angeles, CA

March 27th | Pappy and Harriets | 8 PM |  Pioneertown, CA

March 1 | Troubadour | 9PM | Los Angeles, CA | w/ Jackie Greene

Feb. 28 | The Press | 10 PM | Claremont, CA

Feb. 26  | Hotel Cafe | 10 PM | Los Angeles , CA

DECEMBER RESIDENCY   | MONDAYS AT THE SATELLITE

Oct. 25  The Chapel w/ Dustbowl Revival | San Francisco, CA

Oct.  7    The Echo w/ Little Green Cars  | Los Angeles, CA

August 31      Seaweed and Gravel | San Diego, CA

August 18   Echo Park Rising | Los Angeles, CA

July 2013   Lightning in a Bottle | Temecula, CA

July 18       The Echo | Los Angeles,CA 

June 21      Mt. Baldy Moonlight Hike |Mt. Baldy, CA

June 15     Claremont Folk Festival | Claremont, CA June 9      Amnesia | San Francisco, CAJune 8      Railroad Days Festival | Black Butte, CAJune 7      Sub Zero Festival | San Jose, CAJune 6     The Hen House | Oakland, CA

June 1      Make Music Pasadena | Pasadena, CA

May 26    The Satellite | Los Angeles, CA

April 20     The Folk Music Center | Claremont, CA

March 5    The Mint | Los Angeles, CA

 

 

This past summer:

The Echo, The Satellite, Hotel Cafe, The Bootleg, Sassafras, The Mint, Lighting in a Bottle, Make Music Pasadena, Echo Park Rising, Claremont Folk Festival, Sub Zero Festival (Bay Area), and Railroad Days Festival (Bay Area).

Posted: August 20th, 2014 under Shows - No Comments.

IMPOSE Magazine presents “Blind and Brave” Debut

THE WILD REEDS, “BLIND AND BRAVE”

A video love note ballad to LA.
SJIMON GOMPERS | AUGUST 5, 2014

Bringing songs of the Pacific sea and from the city are LA’s The Wild Reeds, with the premiere of their video for “Blind and Brave”, directed by Ryan Maxey. The video for the title track from their upcoming album celebrates the dreamers and believers in Los Angeles, as Kinsey, Mack, Sharon, Nick, and Jones sing and strum their instruments out of the shadows and into busy street bustle of real life. Maxey’s video connects the earthy minstrel ballads from The Wild Reeds music to the hot concrete pavement scenes of day-to-day happenings amid the multicultural landscapes that make up the communities of LA.

The Wild Reeds are earnest in their love of the city, it’s citizens, and lively sites. Maney moves the camera through the Latin American sections where locals abound around restaurants, markets, and painted murals containing the heartbeat of the city. The message of “love your city” is written on the walls and sang in The Wild Reeds’ lyrics through an assemblage of electric and acoustic instrumentation coupled with a video that unite the various characters, neighborhoods, districts, and distinct characteristics of LA — “Blind and Brave” shows you how to love it all. With more about embracing the city with confidence and courage, The Wild Reeds wrote the following to us about the video and song:

“Blind and Brave” was inspired by a friend who had relocated to Los Angeles to get into the recording and promotional side of the music industry. I too was a new-comer to Los Angeles, and was immediately captivated by the fervor and guts that he had, at such a young age, to just dive in. The story of the song broadened to try to show the working class’ struggle, and in that, ones contribution to their city. I think that translated well in the video that Ryan Maxey made. He is a strong advocate for Los Angeles and we were thrilled to have his vision for the video. All the moments captured were organic, and many of the shots are of our favorite spots in the city.

In the end no matter where you go, or what your dream is, you must begin by being blind and brave. It requires vulnerability and a positive outlook. That’s what we’re trying to do.

The Wild Reeds’ album Blind and Brave will be available August 9, with pre-order available via Bandcamp, and their release party the same night at LA’s The Troubadour with Brother Grand, and Kera & The Lesbians.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 under News, Uncategorized - No Comments.

The Revue Called The Wild Reeds’ Title Track Single Off Their Upcoming Album “Absolutely Gorgeous.”

New Single: The Wild Reeds’ “Blind and Brave”

Ben YungJuly 18, 2014
Wild Reeds

In advance of the release of Blind and Brave, California band The Wild Reeds have released the titled track from their third album. Comprising of Kinsey Lee (vocals/banjo), Sharon Silva (vocals/guitar), Mackenzie Howe (vocals/guitar/banjo), Nick Jones (drummer), and Nick Phakpiseth (bass), this young band is about to take the indie world by storm. Their lead single is absolutely gorgeous, filled with dreamy, beautiful harmonies and melodies.

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Posted: July 20th, 2014 under News - No Comments.

SoFar Sounds Los Angeles

A couple of acoustic videos from a living room somewhere in Los Angeles with SoFar Sounds.

 

Posted: July 16th, 2014 under News, Uncategorized - No Comments.

The Wild Reeds Join Way Over Yonder

 

 

The Wild Reeds are proud to announce that they will be joining Newport Folk Festivals sister of the west, Way Over Yonder!

Tickets

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Posted: July 10th, 2014 under News, Shows, Uncategorized - No Comments.

“Blind and Brave” : Album Release Announcement

JUL 02 2014 INDIE FOLK ROCK

Free Bike Valet Presents:

“BLIND AND BRAVE” BY THE WILD REEDS (PREMIERE) Read more »

Posted: July 10th, 2014 under News, Uncategorized - No Comments.

SoFar Sounds: Los Angeles | RENMAN Review

SOFAR So Good

April 08

This week on Renman U we are talking about touring. This past weeked I got an up close look at a great young band called the Wild Reeds and a new way of building a live career.   Read more »

Posted: July 9th, 2014 under News, Uncategorized - No Comments.