This month, Portland-based band Great Wilderness releases its sophomore EP. The self-titled, six-track album features the band's original folk-rock with a little fuzz, two-part harmonies, some in-your-face jams and psychedelic sounds, according to vocalist and guitarist Emily Overstreet, a native Southern Oregonian.
"We started out more acoustic folk, but in the last couple years, we've taken on a more traditional, folk-rock sound," she says. "We're working on not being a buzz band from Portland and, instead, doing more classic-sounding stuff (think Fleetwood Mac and Heart), stuff that all demographics can enjoy."
Honesty and healing are reccurring themes in the songs, written by Overstreet and fellow frontwoman, vocalist and guitarist Jamie McMullen.
The rest of the band includes electric guitarist Jon Balsley, drummer Joshua Kennedy and bassist Corey Dieckman.
As part of an October West Coast tour, Great Wilderness, minus Dieckman, will perform at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Caldera Tap House, 31 Water St., Ashland. Portland bassist Jeremy Hadley will fill in for Dieckman, and local folk trio Kites & Crows will open the show. The cover is $5.
The new EP is available for download on iTunes and CDBaby.