The Wild Reeds - Cheers
Following their more rustic 2010 debut, the Wild Reeds expanded to a five-piece and adopted a vibrant, melodic blend of folk-rock and indie pop that still incorporated the founding members' rich harmonies.
The band's third album since that reinvention, Cheers reflects a decision to give core songwriter/multi-instrumentalists Mackenzie Howe, Kinsey Lee, and Sharon Silva free reign to develop songs as each saw fit instead of finding a stylistic middle ground. Along the lines of groups like Oh Pep! and Lucius, the vocal performances are strong and engaging throughout, regardless of who takes the lead, and their harmonies are present on every track.