Album Review: Across The Waves by The Harmed Brothers (9/10)

Hailing from Kentucky, the Harmed Brothers began in 2010, with singer-songwriter-guitarist Ray Vietti and keyboardist-singer Alex Salcido at the helm. Their tight rootsy indie-folk sound has echoes of classic alt-rock like R.E.M. and The Jayhawks, along with the eccentricity of Wilco and the soul of The Band. Vietti sings in a resonant baritone that takes their songs of hope, despair and the human condition to a higher plane. “Skyline Over…” is the kick-off track and an obvious single, with its strong hooks and spirited vocals. “Where You’re Going” is transformative and cerebral, while the finale “Time” builds to a beautiful crescendo. 

Distributed by: Fluff and Gravy Records

Produced by: Inaiah Lujan and The Harmed Brothers