Trails and Ways are a four piece based in Oakland, California. They’re made up of two gals – Hannah Van Loon on lead guitar and keyboards and Emma Oppen on bass – and two guys – Keith Brower Brown on rhythm guitar and synthesizer and Ian Quirk on drums and produces for the band. After graduating from UC Berkley, where they went to school together, Keith went to Brazil and Emma to Spain. After they returned the band came together. They all sing (in various languages including English, Spanish and Portugese) and weave their eclectic musical influences into a refreshing sound. They recently released covers of songs by Frank Ocean and Jorge Ben, and last June released their Trilingual EP, an excellent collection of songs that capture their many musical influences. Below, download “Tereza,” sung by Emma and written by Keith.
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