They've got this indie/folk guitar sound and the ancient lyrics come across surprisingly fresh. So I thought I'd pass on the email so readers here can check them out as well.
Here's Dan in his own words:
We do something a little different than most bands: we take lyric sets from old, largely forgotten hymns or Southern Spirituals, and we write entirely new music to those lyrics: melodies, chords, arrangements, etc. We call it "Repurposed Hymns & Spiritual Songs."
I'm writing to you because of your blog, and was hoping you'd take a minute to listen to a track from our just-released debut EP, which is currently available as a free download to help spread the word about our project.
Here is the link for you to download:
We've been getting some pretty awesome press for the EP, including a 4-star review from Christianity Today --
Our hope is that this project will appeal both to people of faith, who might find devotional value in the songs, as well as to those who either don't have personal faith or are ambivalent or agnostic, solely as an interesting form of re-appropriative art, or musical
Sonically, our sound is indie/folk/alternative, reminiscent of Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses or The Beach Boys, thick with harmonies and classic production.
For your own reference (or if you feel it explains us better to your
readers), here is a short video introduction of Wayfarer and what
exactly we do: http://youtu.be/eT7qnkz2kYg
I hope you'll consider helping us spread our music, and I also hope
that we can count you as a fan once you've heard the song.
See what you think!