In the midst of all of the chaos going on in the world, we turn to music to soothe our minds. Luckily, three of those soothing voices play in a band together. The Wild Reeds are made up of Mackenzie Howe, Kinsey Lee, and Sharon Silva. Aided by a widely-shared Tiny Desk Concert in 2013, the trio (backed up by a drummer and bassist) have broken out since their 2014 debut, thanks in part to a widely-shared 2015 NPR Tiny Desk Concert with almost 700,000 views and counting. With their latest album, The World We Built, they continue to put out confident songs for our uncertain world to hear and sing their hearts out to, including at their recent show at Rock & Roll Hotel.
We've talked enough this year, so here's our Top 25 Album Of 2016 as determined by science.
For the quick fix hit the list to the right. For a more in depth take, links to listen, and links to interviews with many of the artists, please enjoy the gallery below.
We'll see you in 2017 everyone. We love you.
- Kevin, Paul, Carrie, Patrick, Eduardo, Matt, Mauricio...and Gus.
The protest song is nothing new, but now in 2016 it may be the best defense we have against, well, 2016.
And speaking of protest songs...
Drive-By Truckers have always infused their songs with politics, but the scorching truths of their latest album, American Band, may be their strongest, most important statement yet. We're going in on the band's history, why this album is essential listening in 2016, and figuring out where we go from here.