The Wind + The Wave is the most badass musical duo to hail from Austin, TX. Okay, I don’t know that they’re the most badass, but after seeing them play a show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago last month, I can confirm that hearing them play live will make your soul stomp, swell, and sway. If you ask me, that’s pretty badass. After their set, I met Patty (the “wave”) and Dwight (the “wind”) and picked up their debut album, From The Wreckage, on vinyl and their newly released Covers One EP.
I can’t rope The Wind + The Wave into a single genre. That just wouldn’t be fair. But I’d describe their sound as indie meets alt-rock meets country meets folk meets a shot or two of whiskey meets a dirt road. Their sound is an experience and their songs tell stories that pull you away from reality. They’re honest. They’re written and played from the heart. From The Wreckage features upbeat anthems and breezy melodies that sound like what I imagine falling in and out of love in the country might feel like.
Between wise lyrics, Patty’s sweet, fiesty vocals, and a variety of fiery instrumentals, The Wind + The Wave have created a refreshingly gritty sound that is entirely their own. Stand-out tracks you should check out: “With Your Two Hands,” “From The Wreckage Build a Home,” “It’s a Longer Road to California Than I Thought,” and “Raising Hands Raising Hell Raise ’em High” (bonus: my personal favorite, “Every Other Sunday Morning”).
Be sure to also check out their Covers One EP— it’s made up of seven ridiculously great tracks reworked with that distinct W+W twist.