New Noise Magazine is pleased to bring forth a delicate song premiere today thanks to LA River Bend. The song, “Summer Wind,” is a stream of vibrant aesthetics wrapped in a swing style of folk that is damned infectious. The catchy tune utilizes harmonized vocals to carry the emotional density of the track, with dancing instrumentals circling the performance with flying colors. LA River Bend find their inspiration in the calm of the city, which is transformed into this incredible atmosphere that utilizes plenty of uptempo beats to keep their sound refreshing against the noise. Watch the video for “Summer Wind” and feel the embrace of their music as we float into the weekend.

“Summer Wind is a feel good love song that I wrote while living in Atwater Village. This video is our love letter to Atwater & to our friends who helped us in the early days of the band.” – LA River Bend

Introducing California’s indieAmericana/folk band LA River Bend. Built upon intricate guitar embelishments, indie-folk facets and poetically pop melodies, LA River Bend have succeeded in creating an album of happy nostalgia. The four-piece, made up of Nate Weiner (Vocals, Guitar), Emily Elkin (Cello, Vocals), Branden Stroup (Bass, Vocals, Guitar) and Jacob Seldes (Drums) have honored traditions of Americana folk, by building the walls of their epic soundscapes, embracing the dynamics and ultimately developing an aesthetic unique to their own.

The band began life as backing Weiner’s solo album, ‘Ride The Sun’ where the group spent time rehearsing and touring up and down the West Coast. After spending hours recording and mixing tracks for this project, with long time friend Stroup and the addition of Elkin’s string arrangements, LA River Bend was born. With the introduction of their now signature three-part harmonies and Seldes on percussion, the new and improved band mastered their authentically rustic, yet beautifully atmospheric sound. Nate explains, “The addition of Seldes to the band is immeasurable, because I think our sound would have been less dimensional without his style of drumming.”

LA River Bend’s upcoming EP entitled Run These Hills was entirely self-recorded by Stroup. Mastered by Grammy award-winning Eric Boulanger (Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Green Day), the EP has already received the stamp of approval from industry professionals. Focused thematically on the symbolism of nature based imagery, the tracks on the highly anticipated new music depicts an artfully serene feeling, reaching emotional depths. “The calming influence of nature in LA has been a huge musical inspiration to us”, professes Weiner

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