the range of light wilderness

Just as Beachwood Sparks perfected the classic SoCal sound, this Bay Area trio captures the vibes of its home turf with a sublime gem of harmonious, psychedelic folk-rock.

If Pavement’s anthemic dream of dividing California into two states (North and South) ever came to fruition, it would only make perfect sense for psychedelic folk-rock trio the Range of Light Wilderness to be the official band for the top half—and the second song from their eponymous debut would be the official song.

“Perfect {the first time}” resonates with the vibes of honeyed-amber Big Sur sunsets and white-capped coastlines where wetsuits are a little thicker and people a little mellower. Of course, you need not be blonde and freckled to bask in TROLW’s crisp, Indian summer warmth. The lower fidelity of this soothing song has more in common with Ariel Pink than Ty Segall, and drummer Jessi Campbell’s organic mechanics play like sister beats to those of the War on Drugs’ Charlie Hall.

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