Hailing from Charlottesville, indie-rock sentries The Hill and Wood have been one of Virginias most critically adored new-fangled band for over two years. Led by Boston native Sam Bush, the band has shifted from their folk-pop roots and integrated themselves into a multifaceted and stratified sound comparable at times to the chamber-pop melodies of Belle & Sebastian, at other times the symphonic, orchestral swells of Bishop Allen and Wilco. The musics firm foundation is Bush's songwriting, deftly communicating the anxieties of expectation and the malaise of the modern identity, all the while uncovering rare and unexpected moments of relief.
After launching their first and highly anticipated full-length album in November of 2011, The Hill and Wood have been touring the country for a year, playing SXSW, CMJ and several other festivals as well as recording a Daytrotter session. Having taken their time to do it right, their sound has grown professional without losing its sincerity, and they bear out a promising sign for what's to come as they begin to record a second album in 2013.