Mackenzie Howe, Kinsey Lee, and Sharon Silva formed the Wild Reeds in L.A. shortly after meeting in college. All three are songwriters, individually coming up with songs before bringing them to the rest of the band. But when the trio harmonizes, the Wild Reeds become bigger than the sum of their parts. The World We Built, the band’s second album, is just that: a world that’s built around the Reeds’ golden voices, orbited by folk, pop, and garage rock touches. Lee takes the lead on “Fall To Sleep,” a song that reckons with the not-too-glamorous side of being a musician, like scraping together gas money or working a 9-to-5 on little sleep. Even with its otherworldly sound, “Fall To Sleep” is rooted in a common bond: getting by the day-to-day.
“Fall To Sleep” appears on The World We Built, out now. Margin Walker & KUTX present the Wild Reeds at the Barracuda on Saturday, April 22.
–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX