Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Yourself and The Air - "Friend Of All Breeds" EP

Chicago’s Yourself and The Air have self-released, Friend Of All Breeds, their third recording. Their organic brand of angular and intricate indie-rock on this EP, should gain them the attention they deserve.

“Heartstrings” opens the album with chiming guitars and a laid back drum beat before channeling Modest Mouse, changing into a bit with rolling drums and winding guitars. Standout track, “So You’ve Come To Mingle” is charming and reminiscent of Broken Social Scene, complete with “whoa, oh, oh” sing along and intermingling guitar lines. The vocals come unhinged for a cathartic release mid-song, revealing a wild vulnerability while remaining deliciously catchy. Jangly and intricate dual guitar work and passionate vocals mix with the subdued keyboards on “All The Ways”. The ambitious, “Less is Less” is a perfect slice of late 90’s indie rock with shouty vocals and tom-heavy drums as the guitars provide a dreamy gauze, filling in the empty spaces. Thankfully, the last song, “My Friends Are In Love With A Feeling”, is more of the same. And as prolific as YATA have been, with 3 recordings over the past 2 ½ years, another EP is scheduled for release this Fall. More details on that later...

Check out Yourself and The Air on tour this Summer, and pick up a copy of Friend Of All Breeds.

Order the EP here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/yourselfandtheair2
For more info click here: www.myspace.com/yourselfandtheair and www.handsorganics.com/

Listen here: http://www.lala.com/#album/2810527642498202234


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