We're two guys from the middle of the US (Kansas City, MO) who make acoustic guitar music. We mainly write instrumentals, but you'll ocaisionally hear a lyric or two.
Our influences are many, and don't just include the music we listen to. Like many artists, we are affected by what's going on around us. Science and nature also play a major role.
Here's a review about our song Ficus, which you can listen to and download here at Culture Load:
"St. Joseph, MO's mainly instrumental Sylvan Lane sound a little like American Football and a lot like Owen (Mike Kinsella's current project). In "Ficus," Brandon Bone and David Hawk sing something about fissures and wakes and pressure, and it's all vague and pretty and it really works, breaking up the twinkly monotony. It's almost overwhelmingly tasteful, but, like Kinsella's projects and a lot of the Jim O'Rourke-influenced post-rock stuff coming out of Chicago in the past decade or so, it's tempered with this genuine melancholy that keeps it from sounding like the score to some Pilates workout video." - Kellen Perry
We'll have more songs up soon. We hope you enjoy! Feddback is encouraged and appreciated!