Los Angeles band the Wild Reeds are known for their blend of folk and rock, bright melodies, and rich three-part harmonies. After starting out as a folk trio, the group added a rhythm section and introduced a more exuberant indie folk sound with their second album, 2014's Blind and Brave.
Formed by Sharon Silva, Kinsey Lee, and Mackenzie Howe, the Wild Reeds self-released the folk-oriented Songs for the Morning, Afternoon, and Evening in 2010. The trio eventually began playing with bassist Nick Phakpiseth and drummer Nick Jones, greatly expanding the scope of their songs on 2014's lush Blind and Brave. The Raymond Richards-produced album would prove to be somewhat of a breakout for the Wild Reeds, and their touring schedule reflected their growing success as they supported acts like Langhorne Slim, Noah Gundersen, and Della Mae. In 2016, they released the EP Best Wishes before signing with Nashville indie Dualtone Records. The Wild Reeds worked with producer Peter Katis (the National, the Swell Season) to record their label debut, The World We Built, which arrived in early 2017. The five-piece followed it with Cheers, released by Dualtone in March of 2019. ~ Timothy Monger & Marcy Donelson~ Rovi