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Wind In Sails / Press

“Evan Pharmakis, previous vocalist and co-founder of Vanna, recently released his second album, Darker Nights; an EP filled with meaningful lyrics and sincerity, something that few artists have the courage to express. The opening track, “Into the Night,” continues the theme of his previous work, but Evan’s voice takes it to the next level. The melody grows more powerful until ending softly just as it began. "Level head" contrasts nicely with strong riffs, and portrays a solid message that could capture anybody’s attention. The third song “True North” shifts to a softer theme. The classic sensation that comes with this style of music could make anyone nostalgic. “Greenfield St.” has a back-and-forth rhythm that's quite innovative but the tune changes yet again, at the chorus. As the pace slows, the words touch even deeper. The final song “Heart to Focus,” takes on an intricate beat, and the group clap and sing along bridge really make the track shine. It seems Evan ha”

“Wind In Sails is the solo project of Evan Pharmakis (formerly of the band ''Vanna''). A man who used to be a front-man in a strongly influential post-hardcore band, is now on his own, writing positive songs with his acoustic guitar and delighting us with music in the vein of ''City & Colour,'' ''Bon Iver,'' and ''Bright Eyes.'' The album goes on with gorgeous mind-blowing tracks. I repeat, if you like City & Colour, you will instantly adore Wind In Sails. For our luck, Evan's first release was a full-length. When I first listened to the album, I didn't want to skip any single song, every song is perfect. Overall this record was good all around, Don't sleep on this one, mark my words: you will absolutely love this record, whether you listen to folk, indie, or even heavier music, too. As for today it became one of my favorite albums of the year and it is also perfect for the season. Let's hope he continues to release wonderful music. 10/10”