The Daredevil Christopher Wright is made up of brothers Jon and Jason Sunde, along with their friend Jesse Edgington. From the thriving indie music scene in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Bon Iver, Peter Wolf Crier, and Megafaun), The Daredevil Christopher Wright create a mixture of instruments, vocals, and storytelling at its best. For the band’s sophomore album, The Nature of Things, they wrote songs “to try to confine the arrangements to elements that the three…could perform.” Their classical voice training and pleasing, sometimes unexpected harmonies are evident throughout the album in pieces such as“Church” and “Ames, IA”. The album was recorded by Patrick Stolley, founding engineer for the music blog Daytrotter, and is filled with experimental structures and glowing yet dreary melodies and chords.
We digitally serviced the album’s first single, “Divorce” a few weeks ago, which premiered on Paste Magazine. As is explained in the Paste feature, the Eau Claire trio’s second album takes a turn from their debut and “Divorce” is the perfect representation of that.
Recommended tracks: track #2 “Divorce”, track #1 “I & Thou”, track #4 “We Fold Inside Of Us”, #9 “Pale Horse, Pale Rider”, track #11 “The Animal Of Choice”
RIYL: Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Father John Misty, Yellow Ostrich
Label: File Under: Music