Why They Came has taken a pretty big step with Scarecrow. Andy Barnett can now boast his first solid band lineup with Josiah Murphy, Tyler Roberson, Dexter Payne, Emily Barnett, and Gracie Murphy. This is certainly their most accomplished work sonically, as the band gels together in a way that redefines their sound without leaving behind what you have to come love from Don’t Eat From the Candy Tree (2011) and Led by the Unqualified to do the Unnecessary (2007).
“Cowardly Lion” and “Echo 3 to Echo 7” have quickly become crowd favorites, and their studio counterparts do not disappoint. “Under a Bushel” gains full bragging rights for harmonies akin to larger bands like Arcade Fire while Opinion is the perfect throwback (and sequel of sorts) to their 2005 “Married For Love,” showing and appreciative maturity both musically and lyrically.
Produced by Aaron Sollman and Why They Came.