Washington D.C.'s Wylder combines the best elements of indie-rock and chamber-folk. Amidst lyrics of longing, loss, and the occasional misplaced sweater, Wylder’s captivating melodies and dynamic instrumentals take center stage. Their debut album, Rain and Laura, released in April of 2016 to enthusiastic reviews, distinguishing them as an emerging voice in the independent music scene.
Mystery Friends is a dance rock and synth-pop inspired band based in Washington D.C. Combining powerful vocals from frontwoman Abby Sevcik with woozy synths, angular guitars, and funky rhythm section, Mystery Friends creates a truly danceable, unique sound experience. Since forming in 2016, the band has performed in venues across the country with notorious acts like De Lux and Hey Ocean! In their first two years, the band has released various recorded works, including their debut EP “This Is Not What I Expected,” hailed as “a captivating journey, swinging from melancholy to euphoric and back again over a spectacular series of dance rock tunes.” The evolution of the Mystery Friends sound comes full-circle with their debut full-length album, “Past And Future Self” available everywhere May 31. Building on their previous work, Mystery Friends' debut LP "Past & Future Self" is equal parts driving, danceable new wave and dreamy synth pop. Thematically, the album is an exploration of the people and experiences that shaped our past, make us who we are today, and who we want to be in the future as a result.