The Landing
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The Landing

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"The Landing EP"

Delicate, soft and hinting of indie rock, The Landing’s new three song self-titled EP shows off singer and pianist Lilly Wolfson’s vocals. Twinkling piano melodies gently sing from the background on the band’s safe but tight mid tempo songs. But with only three tracks, it is difficult to get a real reading on The Landing, or more accurately, how far Wolfson can push her voice.

Sounds Like: Soft indie rock

Key Tracks: “Float Away”

B - Plug In Music

"City Lights"

Review of City Lights as part of the "Song of the Year" Contest

Section 1, Emotional Impact
Lyrics: 9
Music: 9
Title: 10
Overall Emotional Impact: 10
Emotional Commentary: This song is an attention getter and grabs the audience with its captivating sound. The title is attractive and relative to the song, great choice. The lyrics were well written and told a great story. Every element to this song came together beautifully and deservingly sets high on the scale. Well done!

Section 2, Technical Evaluation
Vocals: 9
Music: 10
Melodies: 10
Structure: 10
Production: 10
Technical Commentary: The melodies in the song were wonderful and the vocals blended with them flawlessly. The music was great and the instrumental was placed in the song at the perfect time. The overall musicianship added a lot to the song and the intensity of the sound. The construction of the arrangement and overall structure was clear and followed evenly throughout the song. The production was amazing and showed the pride of true professionalism.

Section 3, Marketability
Marketability: 10 - Song of the Year Critiques


The Landing EP



In 2005, 20 year-old singer/pianist Lilly Wolfson appeared on the nationally syndicated "A Prairie Home Companion" as a finalist in the "Talent from Twelve to Twenty" Contest. Wolfson performed an original song, "I See the Rain," blending classical piano training and her own melancholy vocal style. Her performance won the award for "Most Amiable Stage Presence," but it was perhaps this recognition of her likability that prompted Wolfson's break from the female singer/songwriter style.

Seeking a more powerful, darker sound, with visions of interlaced piano and distorted guitar, Wolfson began searching the Bay Area for a backing band. The formula clicked in mid-2007 with the mix of a progressive jazz drummer (Shilling), and a guitarist relocated from the DC punk scene (Neuhausen). With dozens of songs written during Wolfson's solo years, the band quickly reworked several numbers and recorded three in May 2007 at Faultline Studios in San Francisco with producer Joe Kay. Now playing shows from San Francisco to San Jose and even venturing to the East Bay, be sure to check out "The Landing" live and get a copy of their EP.