Copper Leaf is a Denver-area indie rock band led by Sawyer Bernath. He writes songs that are often bleak, occasionally redemptive, and usually about memory, aimlessness, and/or girls. Sawyer is joined by Liz Berube, Eric Dorr, Tyler Masterson, and Jake Hyman.
This is a project about contrasts: Loud vs soft, warm vs cool, sparse vs lush. From finger-picked acoustic guitar to noisy instrumentals; bare vocals to four-part harmony. Copper Leaf wants to make you feel feelings and have fun doing it. Their music has been compared to that of Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, and Fleet Foxes.
Copper Leaf's debut album, "Lay Awake", was released on November 19th, 2016. Bolderbeat had these nice things to say about it:
"...earnestly bare and other times subtle and echoey vocals..."
"...ranging from complex and pretty string melodies, to smooth horn solos, to steady percussive swings."