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The Yes Way
This Brooklyn quintet makes Pop music that gracefully moves from jaunty and spry (“When It Breaks”) to gritty and punchy (“Mets”) to expansive and ethereal (“Where Was I”), crafting a sound that is refreshingly versatile and loaded with clever dynamics and melodies. The band’s self-proclaimed influences range from Led Zeppelin to Grizzly Bear to Beck, but they end up with something wholly unique.
Dig It: Spacious, artfully-crafted Indie Rock heavy on off-kilter melodies and light on trend-chasing. (MB)
The Yes Way are RethinkPopMusic's newest and most exciting artist. The Yes Way's sound draws influence equally from the catchiest Beck, the moody expanses of Grizzly Bear and the raw power of Led Zeppelin. Their songs are based in intricate melody-chord relationships and driven by a propulsive rhythm section... a fusion that is raw, energetic and delicate.
Despite NOT having an album pressed The Yes Way have been playing New York's most noteworthy venues (Mercury Lounge, Santos Party House, The Studio at Webster Hall) for about a year, but all tour and album release aspirations have been on hold until Aaron (vox/guitar) recently took a leave of absence from the critically acclaimed Xylos.
Since then, The Yes Way have played multiple SXSW 2010 showcases, Kahbang Music Festival with OK GO, Free Energy and B.O.B and were voted the Deli Magazine's Band of the Month for September 2010. In the next few months The Yes Way will hit the road once more with appearances at Midpoint Music Festival (Best Coast, Surfer Blood, Ted Leo), CMJ 2010 and the Miami Music Festival (Headliners TBD) before going into the studio to record their debut album at year's end.
The Deli Magazine says: "The Yes Way infuse their sound with versatility and mood. By incorporating different sonic elements – guitar riffs blended with smooth harmonies, heavy instrumentation carried by emotional vocals – this band has an admirable track list to offer. The track that stands out for its uniqueness, is the Radiohead circa OK Computer/In Rainbows, “Where Was I,” which well represents that versatility this band is going for."
The Culture Of Me says: "In this over-mediated, completely saturated terrain we all consider our lives, it's shockingly hard-pressed to find an act that's absent of even a marginal amount of weaselly self-importance. Putting all that is righteous and admirable about the craft of songwriting into their indie rock blender, The Yes Way create a medium-fi (trademark), moody, not-quite-pop mixture of expansive guitars, snapping drums and shape-shifting vocal harmonies.