BYLAND - The Indie Folk-Rock Music Project of Alie Renee

DESERT DAYS - Debut Album (Released 4.27.18)

ALBUQUERQUE - Music Video (Released 5.11.18)

Band Info

Locations: Seattle & Albuquerque

Label: Byland Records

Influences: Brandi Carlile, The National, Manchester Orchestra

Sounds Like: Brandi Carlile, Lucy Dacus, Big Thief


BYLAND likens itself to a combination of Brandi Carlile’s modern folk, Manchester Orchestra’s cinematic rock with Bob Dylan’s lyrical authenticity. Alie, front woman of BYLAND performs vocals, piano, guitar and digital percussion. Her husband, Jake, engineers their songs from a small self-made studio in their closet. BYLAND’s firm belief is that music should bring people together. While Alie has played and enjoyed music her whole life, the real impetus to Desert Days, their debut album, was Alie’s desire to memorialize her childhood, her southwestern roots and her father, who passed away in 2012. By creating art through grief, Alie hopes that her songs will aid other people in their various struggles with pain and loss. “I want to take people back to a different place and time,” says Alie. “I want them to remember their roots - the good and the bad - and realize how far they've come.” Alie and her band, comprised of several local musicians perform in Seattle and in Albuquerque.


Blog (Sold Out Release Show) - Parke Ave

BYLAND at the Iconic Ruins Review - Dan’s Tunes

Belltown Bash Festival Review - Dan’s Tunes

Blog Album Review - Rain City Collective

News - KRQE NEWS 13

Publication - Woodinville Weekly

Publication - Albuquerque Journal

Radio - 99.9 KUPR - Roots of Indie

Blog (Artist) - Standard Goods

Blog (Artist) - Conscious Life Collaborative

Blog (Lifestyle) - Conscious Life Collaborative


A list of upcoming and past events can be found here.

Byland has played at the High Dive, the Skylark, and Barboza and numerous other venues around Seattle as well as at the Sunshine Theater and Sidetrack Brewing in Albuquerque.





“Dynamic and textured, with brilliant songwriting, and attentive production, it's an extremely impressive debut release.”

- Elijah Dhavvan, Rain City Collective

“BYLAND creates hypnotic folk that calms the mind and soul. Their newest album Desert Days is filled with songs that are powered by strong vocals with beautiful guitar pieces to bring out the dreamy vibe they encompass. Released in April, this musical power couple shows true talent and emotion with every song they create!”

- Parke Ave (Artist Network)

“Singer and songwriter Alie Byland turned the pain and sorrow she felt from the loss of her father into songs of strength and inspiration.”

- Rozanna M. Martinez, Albuquerque Journal

In the News

Story / Interview on KRQU News [Albuquerque, NM] (Aired 5.11.18)


BYLAND - Albuquerque [Official Music Video] (Released 5.11.18)


Listen to the full album here.

Music should bring people together

- Alie Renee