Adam and Darcie

California Trail

Village Ten Collective

Street: 07.24

Adam and Darcie = Earlimart + Winterpills

California Trail is a confident sophomore release for the Provo husband and wife duo. The album is full of intelligent lo-fi folky tunes, controlled production, clever lyrics and charming harmonies. “Hands/Mind” plays out like a long-lost Elliott Smith track sparkling with imagination and heart. The guitar slightly strums in “I Need To Let Go of What I Won’t Miss,” exposing a hint of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.” Adam carefully sings “Take my wooden heart and burn it to the core / Open my cinder eyes / I have seen the dark before” on “All I Ever Do Is Fall,” exuding each syllable with soft emotion. Darcie’s voice always appears at the most opportune time to further heighten the gentleness of the album. We should feel privileged to have been invited along this journey to the California Trail—it’s a trip you’ll want to take soon.