Influenced by some of the more adventurous members of the modern indie folk scene, Warbler‘s music confidently conveys warm waves of wide-eyed beauty. The Oakland-based four-piece uses a diverse sonic palette full of acoustic and electric guitars, electronic effect pads, banjo, tribal drums, organ and bright vocal harmonies on its self-titled album, striking a fine balance between traditional songcraft and tasteful experimentation. At the core of it all lies the echo-caked vocals of Sean Sullivan, a songwriter with a knack for patiently allowing Warbler’s songs to branch off into unexpected and interesting directions.

Fans of psychedelically-tinged folk/rock outfits such as Castanets and Akron/Family will find plenty to love about Warbler’s unassumingly lush tunes. Check out a sample below and catch them opening up for Exquisite Corps at Bottom of the Hill on Thursday, December 13th.

Exquisite Corps, Warbler, Ash Thursday
Bottom of the Hill
December 13, 2012
9pm, $8