If you think the Canton music scene has struggled in recent years compared to other northeast Ohio cities, you must not have heard Come Wind. Choosing not to settle for the typical metal sound found in the area, the boys of Come Wind have instead crafted a sound that would make fans of the mid-’90s indie music scene smile cheek to cheek. Singer Nick Sayre, guitarist Aaron Troyer and drummer Ben Roth first got acquainted in the hardcore band Forthewhile before meeting up with bassist Tal Miller to try a different angle. “That band broke up, and we wallowed around with nothing to do for a few months before starting Come Wind,” the band said. “We jammed around together for the summer months of 2009, and then we really started in earnest during the fall.” Luck struck Come Wind early when the band hooked up with Joshua Silverberg of Edison Glass to produce what would be the band’s first recorded material. “We all respected his work, so we called him up,” they said. “From the outset, there were very good vibes between Joshua and all of us, and the rest just kind of fell into place.” The band headed down to Red Red Studios in Nashville to make its debut record. “In hindsight, his guidance and the relationship we developed while doing the record were crucial to how the album eventually turned out,” said Come Wind. “We’re extremely grateful to have worked with him.” Originally released in the summer of 2010, “Wanderer, O’Wanderer” is a beautifully layered six-song EP from a band that seems primed for something extraordinary. Ohio studio Three Bears Design created an alluring cover design. While Come Wind may be destined for something much bigger, the band believe the local scene has shaped them into who they are. “One thing we want to acknowledge is the influence the Canton music scene has had on us. When you’re playing out a bunch, it seems like all the bands you meet come from a great local music scene,” said the band. “We feel we really do come from a unique collection of musicians, and we’re blessed to rub shoulders with the people around us.” When it comes to molding an effective live setting, the band members try to give their audience the same feeling they experience when they go to see someone perform. “It’s really exhilarating to go to a show and feel like you connect with the artist you’re seeing,” they said. “We’ve all experienced that connection when we’ve gone to shows, and we simply want to create that for others when they come to see us.” Though their follow-up record is currently only in the developmental stage, the band members feels strongly about what they have to offer listeners in the not-so-distant future. “We’re writing new music as much as possible and are trying to become better musicians in general. Musicianship is critical to writing quality songs, and that’s something we’re trying to focus on with this new album,” the band said. “We want to write the most quality songs we can and play our instruments as well as possible.” Come Wind promises that their new record will help them flex their musical muscles. Their time together over the last three years has helped the band grow and feed off one another — a tactic they hope will pay off in the long run. “We used to be all about writing a crazy part musically and building a song around it. Now we try to put all our ideas together and pay attention to how they mesh,” they said. “We’ve grown together, and we’re really hoping this strengthening in our relationships with one another is evident in the new songs we’re writing.” Come Wind hits downtown Canton’s The Auricle on January 27 and Mansfield’s Wired the following day.