From sailing to song
It began simply enough, a bit of wanderlust for a young couple in their early 20s. After saving up for six years, Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore could finally afford a modest boat and sail the seas for as long as their money lasted. Never mind that neither of them were skilled sailors; they bought and read instructional books for that.
At the beginning of last year, Riley and Moore made that plan a reality, setting out on an eight-month voyage that led them up the East Coast — and eventually to marriage — before they made their way home to Denver.
What happened next, though, they never could have predicted. Their ocean adventure gave birth to one of indie-pop’s most heavily hyped acts this year, all based on a few singles ahead of a full-length album. Read more
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