Wylder is an indie-folk band first formed in Washington, DC. Wylder’s unique blend of indie-rock and chamber-folk combines the spirit of alternative rock giants like Arcade Fire and The Shins with the intimate, harmony-laden sounds of Fleet Foxes and Radical Face.
First formed by singer/guitarist Will McCarry, the group quickly grew to include Lonnie Southall (guitar/mandolin), Mike Pingley (drums), and Jackson Wright (bass/piano). Wylder’s debut album, Rain and Laura, was released in April of 2016, and was met with enthusiastic reviews from fans and critics alike. They are currently in the midst of recording their next full-length album alongside veteran producer Rick Parker (Lord Huron, Good Old War).
Lyrics:The waves are crashing from the dock of your bayhouse, I am still drifting, trying to wade through all my mind. Im diving under, hiding behind the moon now, two in the morning and the miles behind. The waves are crashing down on me, and I need you, Im waiting up alone just sleepless tonight. Im lost sleeping here in my basement. Shes sleeping somewhere far away. I sift through the static of my mind. Im finding that shes too much to take Too much to take. The mile markers stretching out from the ocean, I hold you closer from the edges of my mind. The minutes passing, passing gone with the daylight, everyones sleeping as I wait through all the night. The waves are crashing down on me and I need you, Im waiting up alone just sleepless tonight. Im lost sleeping here in my basement. Shes sleeping somewhere far away. far away! I sift through the static of my mind. Im finding that shes too much to take Too much to take. Ive been waiting, saving my breath now, please just take me down to your bayhouse.
Lyrics:Since I know you, well I should know better. When I saw him in my favorite sweater. Its never coming back home again. she took it off, the day he met her. Then he took her out, Ive never been so bitter. I couldnt seem to keep hold of it. Well, I said Im leaving, cause you watched me, watch you, watch him. Well I thought wed sort it out. I drew it out, but you did one better. You got him now, and hes got my sweater. Ill never give up that cardigan. Well, I said Im leaving, cause you watched me, watch you, watch him. Well I thought wed sort it out. Thats it, I said I'm leaving. Were done with subtle meaning: you wont be sleeping home tonight. I know you know the feeling, while staring at the ceiling, just think how I'll be moving... Ill never be coming home again.
Lyrics:Cold fell away as I slip to the sun, tangled in you for the first time in months. Were sinking back down, down, down, down falling back into ourselves. If settling down with you means more than empty words wed work it out. Oh, in a way its alright, you pulled me out from inside. And level me now. You gotta hold oh oh oh . Youd moved away, found a curious life. One with an equally strange kind of guy. You're blurring my eyes, I cant say if Ive been pushed until Im gone. Now, these days I feel fine. With you in a glass by my side. I swallow you down. The sun came up above the city Im awake, my heart is in my chest
Lyrics:I'm waiting up cause youre here inside my mind, and I wonder all the time, why I couldnt just let you know. Run, run, run, run Everyone is seeing through. Run, run, run, run Now Im racing through the month of June. Im tryna tell you now. Im pouring out, sinking down into the street, In the summer in the heat, wishing I could just tell you now. Waste my time. I fade to the summer sun. Read my lips. Forgive me when it all just comes out wrong. Im tryna tell you now. I just wondered if you could let me in. Wait in the sun, falling farther in love, wishing I could just say these things I wanted to. Sailing away, reaching under the waves, and I fall til I break, cause I just cant get to you. Wait for the fall, falling farther along wishing I could just say these things I wanted to. Sailing away, reaching under the waves, and I fall til I break, cause I just cant get to you. I can't say if I am ever coming home. I'm waking up, leaving all of this behind, cause you never leave my mind, and I stumble into the sun. Run, run, run, run. Everyone is seeing through. Run, run, run, run. Now Im racing through the month of June. Im tryna get to you. I wait in the sun falling farther in love. I wait in the sun farther in love. Wait in the sun, falling farther in love, wishing I could just say these things I wanted to. Sailing away, reaching under the waves, and I fall til I break, cause I just cant get to you. Wait for the fall, falling farther along wishing I could just say these things I wanted to. Sailing away, reaching under the waves, and I fall til I break, cause I just cant get to you. I can't say if I am ever coming home. Wait in the sun, and I know that I love. Its in my head, and I cant hold onto the brightest of tides crashing over my head, keeping me down and I cant hold onto Wait in the sun and I know that I love you now And I love you now. I love you now. Im catching up, and you tell me now that I wasnt ever far behind. Why couldnt you let me know?
Lyrics:And oh, well as I fell, I tried my best to carry on. And oh, I couldnt change myself, cause I find that I would rather Chorus: Carry on, woah, Even though, you know that nothing feels, the same. So carry on, woahh. And oh, well as I felt, The weight of inconsistent swells. I dug my heel into the sand, but I, Heard them mean for me to carry on, and on and on I could wait for you or just move on, my dear. Where I belong, But I just need for you to go. Carry on, woahh Even though, you know That nothing feels, the same. So carry on, woahh.
Lyrics:Oh, and when the storms come flooding through the hall, rising to the landing, tearing pictures from the walls. The currents pull us underneath that bright tide rips us out into a tangled coral reef where we will never drown. Now that were at the end I try to tell myself that its always been you. Should I continue on and let you make this place your own? Or should we float off with the waves until were taken home? A salty taste of surf the words are still caught on my tongue. In the wake of everything, it's fair we came undone. Cause if we sank along into the tide, Our shadows cast out long in crooked lines. And even if you might not follow through, as the sun is swallowed up from view the last face that Id see belongs to you.
Lyrics:So if I, took your hand as parades passed us by, would it be in my head? Is it all in my head? All in my head. And if you, let me go as the marching band tune slowly fades to the night, is it all in my head? All in my head. Cause even if you dont follow now I will wait until you do. And even if, youre scared to somehow I will wait for you. I will wait for you. Or if we took ourselves to the end of the street, you and I side by side. Is it all in my head? All In my head. Its nice to think of you this way, here at the end of the day. Cause even if you dont follow now I will wait until you do. And even if, youre scared to somehow I will wait for you. I will wait for you. Years from now when I forget your name, can we agree to blame it all on rumors of the rain? You saw the wake on the day we met it seemed youd had it figured out, but I just hadnt yet. We'll pass into the swells, the brightest tide can't save this now. Even though you wont follow now, Its fair to say I knew. When I was scared, I knew that somehow I would have to break from you. we would turn just to move.
Lyrics:That night the sun sank down and passed through the trees, the streets all drifted shut, and kept you with me. With the dim of the sun, Youre giving us up. The banks rising above covered the sill. She asks if she should stay. And since every word fell quiet and still, she says she will. The end of us delayed, and fell to the ground. Weathered by the storm and softened by doubt. With the dim of the sun, Youre keeping me up. My love, carried away, dressed by the storm her lantern turned away. Shes swallowed by night and feathers of rain, until the sun breaks. Years flit by in a day. But I still have you today. You dressed in white, and I followed you out through the door. Our backs to the wind, and my eyes cast down in the storm. Oh, my love, she settles down. My love. My love, she settles down.
Lyrics:When you woke across the sea the day before we first would meet, had you given a thought of me? Or who Id be? Turn me over through endless seas and endless dreams. Far from me to change a mountain built from waves, guarded by the storms, and years of endless rain. Passed, away through the reeds, toward home in the quiet of sleep. Your boat touched the shore, did you think of me? And when she left It rained for days. The flooded roads, well they split the lake. And Id given you all my love, And all Ive done. In the weight of the winters sway, well I watched you change. Ive been calling, dressed for the weather. A rented coat, and your fathers house. A passing bolt cut straight to my heart you you lie in wait like a snake in the grass. Far from me to change a mountain built from waves, guarded by the storms, and years of endless rain. I guess I should have known, you left my heart to roam.
Lyrics:When we first left, I tried to speak. Cause when were home we both pretend to sleep. I cant recall colder skies, driving her back through that night Shes catching her breath She tells me now: Were quiet, so I wanna go home. Im holding my breath to keep her now, but she has gotta know, i gotta stop biding time just to say. Dont bite your lip in restraint. You and my friends, a glass of wine spilling your heart like I dont mind. Im holding my breath To hear you now say what you shouldve when we were alone. Im catching my breath to keep it down I gotta find the words I gotta stop biding time just to say. Dont bite your lip in restraint. You slur your lines just to blame, oh and I know it all just sounds the same. All the things that I can replace. Oh and if you want me to change Id have given you a go. Been waiting up through the days, follow through when you will. Ive been waking to the sun, I break into a run, Im telling everyone, Ill call it. Ive been waking to the sun, I break into a run, Im telling everyone, Ill call it now. you got you got you got me now. you got you got you got me now.
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