Trails and Ways
Trails and Ways are a trilingual indie-pop four-piece with two guys and two girls, where “everybody sings.” The Oakland band met in stints living in Spain and Brazil and those experiences are at the core of their music. Appropriately titled, their Trilingual EP made waves that are just now starting to settle as they prepare for the release of their first full-length LP, due out before this summer.
Their vocal harmonies are simply sublime and the male and female vocals take turns telling their sweet stories. Driving bass lines and bossa nova vibes abound as they traverse from English to Spanish to Portuguese, yet it feels as if there are no language barriers through their extravagant arrangements. The video for “Nunca” depicts the wonderfully functional culture clash that is mirrored in their music.