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.