Wylder

3 albums

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).

Music

21 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
Ready To Break Ready To Break
04:04

Lyrics:

Say you meant as much to me, as all this slips right through my hands I watch you turn away, now I spent all my time wondering if I should just wait But I’ve been up to my head now I may never forget you And if I walk away at least we’ve ways to go and oh I, oh I needed to let you Find your own way to get to shut it all away away away we know that Oh I think I’m ready, Oh I think we’re ready to break But in my heart at least you stop to tell me I’m The only one one Oh I think I’m ready, Oh I think we’re ready to break Cause in my heart at least you stop and tell me I’m the one Who knows you. Build me up, we’ll take the time to let go And break it off for good In ways it’s been much better now that we both know that we are finally understood Cause I’d been up to my head now I may never forget you If I had walked away at least we’ve ways to go and oh I, oh I needed to let you Find your own way to get to lock it all away away away You know now Oh I think I’m ready, Oh I think we’re ready to break Cause in my heart at least you stopped to tell me I’m The only one Oh I think I’m ready, Oh I think we’re ready to break Cause in my heart at least you stop and tell me I’m the one Who knows you. I’m not scared to Waste my time Say that it’s closer To say that it’s over If I had more time to just waste on you Traded all my time just to waste on you
1
Ready To Break (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:04

Lyrics:

The waves are crashing from the dock of your bayhouse, I am still drifting, trying to wade through all my mind. I’m 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, I’m waiting up alone just sleepless tonight. I’m lost sleeping here in my basement. She’s sleeping somewhere far away. I sift through the static of my mind. I’m finding that she’s 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, everyone’s sleeping as I wait through all the night. The waves are crashing down on me and I need you, I’m waiting up alone just sleepless tonight. I’m lost sleeping here in my basement. She’s sleeping somewhere far away. far away! I sift through the static of my mind. I’m finding that she’s too much to take Too much to take. I’ve been waiting, saving my breath now, please just take me down to your bayhouse.
1
Bayhouse (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:07
2
Bayhouse (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:07
3
03:06

Lyrics:

Since I know you, well I should know better. When I saw him in my favorite sweater. It’s never coming back home again. she took it off, the day he met her. Then he took her out, I’ve never been so bitter. I couldn’t seem to keep hold of it. Well, I said I’m leaving, cause you watched me, watch you, watch him. Well I thought we’d sort it out. I drew it out, but you did one better. You got him now, and he’s got my sweater. I’ll never give up that cardigan. Well, I said I’m leaving, cause you watched me, watch you, watch him. Well I thought we’d sort it out. That’s it, I said I'm leaving. We’re done with subtle meaning: you won’t be sleeping home tonight. I know you know the feeling, while staring at the ceiling, just think how I'll be moving... I’ll never be coming home again.
1
Bitter (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:06
4
03:45

Lyrics:

Cold fell away as I slip to the sun, tangled in you for the first time in months. We’re sinking back down, down, down, down falling back into ourselves. If settling down with you means more than empty words we’d work it out. Oh, in a way it’s alright, you pulled me out from inside. And level me now. You gotta hold oh oh oh…. You’d moved away, found a curious life. One with an equally strange kind of guy. You're blurring my eyes, I can’t say if I’ve been pushed until I’m 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 I’m awake, my heart is in my chest
1
Living Room (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:45
5
03:42

Lyrics:

I'm waiting up cause you’re here inside my mind, and I wonder all the time, why I couldn’t just let you know. Run, run, run, run Everyone is seeing through. Run, run, run, run Now I’m racing through the month of June. I’m tryna tell you now. I’m 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. I’m 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 can’t 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 can’t 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 I’m racing through the month of June. I’m 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 can’t 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 can’t get to you. I can't say if I am ever coming home. Wait in the sun, and I know that I love. It’s in my head, and I can’t hold onto the brightest of tides crashing over my head, keeping me down and I can’t hold onto Wait in the sun and I know that I love you now And I love you now. I love you now. I’m catching up, and you tell me now that I wasn’t ever far behind. Why couldn’t you let me know?
1
Sunstroke (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:42

Lyrics:

And oh, well as I fell, I tried my best to carry on. And oh, I couldn’t 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.
1
Swells (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:55
2
Swells (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:00
7
At The End Pt. 1 Rain And Laura
03:12

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 we’re at the end I try to tell myself that it’s always been you. Should I continue on and let you make this place your own? Or should we float off with the waves until we’re 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 I’d see belongs to you.
1
At The End Pt. 1 (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:12
8
At The End Pt. 2 Rain And Laura
05:45

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 don’t follow now I will wait until you do. And even if, you’re 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. It’s nice to think of you this way, here at the end of the day. Cause even if you don’t follow now I will wait until you do. And even if, you’re 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 you’d had it figured out, but I just hadn’t yet. We'll pass into the swells, the brightest tide can't save this now. Even though you won’t follow now, It’s 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.
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At The End Pt. 2 (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:45

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, You’re 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, You’re keeping me up. My love, carried away, dressed by the storm her lantern turned away. She’s 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.
1
Lantern (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:38
2
Lantern (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:40
10
Snake In The Grass Rain And Laura
04:26

Lyrics:

When you woke across the sea the day before we first would meet, had you given a thought of me? Or who I’d 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 I’d given you all my love, And all I’ve done. In the weight of the winter’s sway, well I watched you change. I’ve been calling, dressed for the weather. A rented coat, and your father’s 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.
1
Snake In The Grass (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:26
11
Strange Weather Rain And Laura
04:27

Lyrics:

When we first left, I tried to speak. Cause when we’re home we both pretend to sleep. I can’t recall colder skies, driving her back through that night She’s catching her breath She tells me now: “We’re quiet, so I wanna go home.” I’m holding my breath to keep her now, but she has gotta know, i gotta stop biding time just to say. Don’t bite your lip in restraint. You and my friends, a glass of wine spilling your heart like I don’t mind. I’m holding my breath To hear you now say what you should’ve when we were alone. I’m catching my breath to keep it down I gotta find the words I gotta stop biding time just to say. Don’t 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 I’d have given you a go. Been waiting up through the days, follow through when you will. I’ve been waking to the sun, I break into a run, I’m telling everyone, I’ll call it. I’ve been waking to the sun, I break into a run, I’m telling everyone, I’ll call it now. you got you got you got me now. you got you got you got me now.
1
Strange Weather (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:27
12
03:41

Lyrics:

We met just once, but I really knew. And this heartache that you barely may remember still pulls me through. And if time spanned back again, would you know and try to change my tune? Could we take it back? But you moved out west or some thing like that. Where seasons barely had a sense of meaning and the coast slips back. And swallows up the end as we know and try when you asked again. Will you take it back? And you always were type. And I said it first if you remember. Under the weather Where I found a sip of you Just for a moment, And you’ll always be my type.
1
We Met Just Once (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:41
2
We Met Just Once (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:41

Lyrics:

Find a way back home. Where the shade has gathered ever since we left here, and the trees have overgrown. I forgot you in a way. Since then the weeds drew up and covered up the doorstep, and the floors have given way. I still pray for rain, In my sleep a place we meant to keep I’ll lay my head beneath somewhere the ghosts still meet. And if I woke too soon, to see them fade from view into the afternoon somewhere I thought I knew. You’ll weather when I’m gone. Dead of night, in time the shapes all sway together where the trees bend, and they gather in the light. Then they all just stepped away in time. I’ll forget whatever may have changed here with the first of the light. The shade has left my sight. In my sleep a place we meant to keep I’ll lay my head beneath somewhere the ghosts still meet. And if I woke too soon, to see them fade from view into the afternoon, somewhere I thought I knew. You’ll weather when I’m gone.
1
Ghosts (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:56
2
Ghosts (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:02
14
03:51

Lyrics:

I sink back below as the water surrounds. You’d known all this trouble could bring me down. Find something sweet to say and keep it to yourself. Let it get out. Keeping it down. I’ll sink back below til you change me enough.?Fade out, lose our sight as it changes to dusk With every single word that says we’ve come undone. Not making a sound, don’t let me leave now. You look as if it’s something I should know. The undertow we built into a home. I never want to know if I even love you now. You left it here, thinking it’d be saved somehow. I sink back below as the current surrounds. See me, and feel that all of our actions were bound I can’t remember which way that it went wrong. Some memory drowned. I can’t make it out. You look as if it’s something I had known. The undertow we built into a home. I never want to know if I even love you now. You left it here, thinking it’d be saved somehow No, do I even love you now? And I don’t see that I’ll ever figure out. We’re turning into something and you have held the line. Will you turn me into someone who takes it all in stride? I gotta know. I’ve gotta tell you. If I could ever, if I could tell you. Oh, no if I even love you now. You left it here, Thinking it’d be saved somehow.
1
If I Love You (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:51
2
If I Love You (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:57
15
03:49

Lyrics:

Though it may not be right now, with the way things have worked out, it was often that I should have said I was tied in fear throughout. Then you took me by surprise, with the way you looked that night. With your coat turned up against the snow, we were taking our time, and you couldn’t have known that you’d gone to my head as I’m walking you home. She has gone. She has gone right to my head. When I wake before you now, settle in and settle down. Where the trees are dark and hollowed out, with the winter drifting south. I will know just what you mean, a kind of golden age thinking. Where we both look back to things we’d known, as we’re taking our time, and we’re taking it slow. And it’s gone to my head, and you couldn’t have known You have gone. You have gone right to my head. Though it may just be right now, with the winter drifting south.
1
Right To My Head (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:49
2
Right To My Head (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:49

Lyrics:

Wend your way through me, with a call from my father and the fear you leave. Set me wandering, in the blush of the morning with a weight to keep. Some thought of longing, waiting for the sun. You can keep and shelter. If I could have known, would I bend? To get you back from the side of my head, and I never thought to wonder if I'd thank god for all of this fiction, thank god you said whatever's on your mind. Were you more to me than the lake, and the harbor, and the tallest trees? The thought we wouldn’t speak, spools on the table and slips beneath. Some thought of longing, waiting for the sun. You can keep and shelter. If I could have known, Would I bend? To get you back from the side of my head, and I never thought to wonder if I'd thank god that this is my fiction, and thank god you said whatever's on your mind. Thank god you said whatever’s on your mind. The Lake bowed down.
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The Lake (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:53
2
The Lake (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:56

Lyrics:

Say that it’s over, if that’s what we need to say. In our one bed apartment the street passes through the shade where we gave it up. I watched from the hallway on some afternoon the ghost of us packing up our living room. you spoke to me softly, said something we knew. The light changed its hue, it’s leaving us soon. Another sort of lantern for you. One that only measures to you. Put your head on my shoulder, and dance by the kitchen sink, where I may not have told you in the blue of the tv screen that you gave me love. Is this what you needed to know it was true? Some kind of reminder of something we knew the light changed its hue, it’s leaving us soon. Another sort of lantern for you. The kind that really measures to you.
1
Winter (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:33
2
Winter (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:33

Lyrics:

We were tied through fear ?in the hope we’d grow.?Your retreat from home could end?where we slept beneath the side of my bed?in an empty house I shared with my friends. When the hope fades south?and the steps caved in.??When the embers hold below?and remind me of you coming home?to wash all the smoke from your clothes. But I don’t mean to say?that all my love had turned away.?But I just need you for the weekend?or a while. Are you right with god??Was he on your side??As the days shrink back again?turn to quiet, sink into dread,?shading all the thoughts in my head. So, I speak with death.?Will he work with time??To the days longer in light.?He picks her from the back of my mind.?blots her out and changes my sight??and with the sense from you?that all my love had turned away.?And I believed that for these weeks and for a while. I don’t mean to prepare for this. ?I could never say why.?I don’t need this now. But I just need you for the weekend or a while.
1
Fear (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:58
2
Fear (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:58

Lyrics:

By the big hunt in this light. Did you wonder if we might? Cause you were like sun on the side of this room that I wandered through. There’s nothing you could possibly say to change this for me. Wrapped in the sound of some fictional life. Where someone like you was kissing my eyes. You were like sun on the side of this room, that I wandered through. You feel like summer before the rain. The trip we took to the lake. Say what you meant all along. You taste like coffee and cinnamon. Caught in the thick of it, I’ll send of all of this to you now: You’re ever my love Taken our time cause we have never been scared. And you hardly knew yourself, and your books may never leave my shelf. You hardly knew yourself. I won’t be another. I don’t mean to say that I was just another. I don’t think there could ever be another. I don’t mean to say I was just another.
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Fiction (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:09
2
Fiction (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:18

Lyrics:

Oh, love wanes?as we get older.?The shift of space?Into your arms. Should we say this now??Could we wait somehow? Sink your teeth?into the autumn.?Weighed back down?and covered with snow. Should we say this now??Could we wait somehow? You open yourself to me now, ?and tethered us both into doubt.
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Oh, Love (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
02:19
2
Oh, Love (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:19

Lyrics:

Drawn from Orion, we bend while picking you up through the last days of autumn. Climbing the steps to your bed, the drifts building upwards like cards on a table towards home. Oh, winter takes me four hours away. Pick through the pines Where we met my grandfather. He told me you looked quite the same. Your coat filled with burs, and we grinned at the thought of it. Saying we know you’ll be safe. The sun howling down on your path to the bottom towards home. Time won’t change that you never looked away, if you pass so unexpectedly. And when we travel where you go through several weeks of snow to see. Backwards inside the lines, and you sit by my side as I read. The forest where we had just to leave you now. Oh, summer brings us back from far away. Soaked to the bone, overlooking the garden. And though all words may have changed, you’re picking me up by the turn of the autumn.
1
Snow Day (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:38
2
Snow Day (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:41