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ERLAND’s story finds its beginnings with their front man from which the band bears its seemingly peculiar name; Erland Wanberg.

Singer/songwriter Erland Wanberg evokes the spirit of heart-felt songwriting with comparisons in the style of Mumford and Sons, the Lumineers and Bob Dylan. In the summer of 2011 he stepped into the studio with musician and brother-in-law Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate to record a four song EP entitled” All I’ve Got.” It was a seemingly unlikely match; a combination of McMahon’s pop/punk personality and Wanberg’s folk influenced acoustics. McMahon infused his piano pop inclinations with subtle vigilance, catapulting the sound into a modern arena while still retaining Erland’s folk/rock styling. The result is a sound that awakened Wanberg’s imagination, and gave him a new sense of purpose to build a band and develop “All I’ve Got” into a full length album.
He called upon Santa Barbara musicians Nate Keezer (drums), Marko Srdanov (guitar/keyboard), and Mike Moon (bass) to help craft the original sound that would become the band ERLAND. Using Wanberg’s 4 song EP as a template, the band worked together to arrange and record ERLAND’s debut album “On Our Side” produced by Andrew McMahon and co-produced by Bear Erickson. “On Our Side” was self-released on February 28, 2013 under Wanberg’s independent label Zero to Zenith Records. The release was followed by a sold out, nationwide tour opening for Andrew McMahon, Barcelona and Kate Earl in the Spring of 2013.

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