Whoever came up with the notion to sepia-fy the cover of The Sun As It Comes deserves a drink. The image on the front of The Lonely Wild’s first full-length is a photo collage of skulls, rocks and mountainous scenery — a pretty good concept with humdrum execution — but the pictures’ varying shades of sepia do the thematic heavy lifting much better. Before you even catch a note from the Los Angeles five-piece, that cover’s color scheme suggests that pensiveness and nostalgia will probably be on the menu.
Sure enough, The Sun’s audio makes good on that unspoken oath
The Lonely Wild performs at MOTR Pub. motrpub.com.