Tag Archives: Folk Music

& Yet Studio Recording Day 1

Today’s our first day in the recording studio with Mat Bainton. We’re off to a good start with drum tracks to Talkeenta and & Yet. This is the time to be very particular about every note, every drum hit, every everything. We’ll be up to this for awhile, so we’re getting acquainted with the whole situation.

Here’s Nathaniel getting all set up on the drums!

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A Bud Has Bloomed EP

This coming weekend represents a milestone in the development of & Yet’s prowess. Dane, Nathaniel and Jonathan will be entering the recording studio to build the rhythmic foundation of our introductory six-song EP: A Bud Has Bloomed.

Some may say we’re long overdo. Dane Ueland’s song-writing has been begging for quality recording for many years and our current orchestration has been in development for over a year. But & Yet has continued to bide its time. This is not something we take lightly. These songs and the concept of this record have grown and evolved towards maturity for as long as necessary and never has it crossed a mind to record pre-mature songs poorly just to have a product in hand. No, the time has come because the moment is right.

A Bud Has Bloomed will feature:


The Spins

A Rat in the Rafters

& Yet

Into The Teeth

A Bud Has Bloomed

(not necessarily in that order)

We are eager to cement the rhythmic sections of these songs this week and will cut no corners in the layering of the complex parts that define & Yet’s intimate delicacy and dynamic intensity. Though we’re not yet sure on our release date, we’ll be thrilled to have a record to offer you, the fan, early next year.

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Concert at The Hard Rock Cafe, 11/16

Join us for an exciting bill at the Hard Rock Cafe this Friday night, November 16th!

This event displays a close knit group in the Seattle Music scene. Local musicians with long-established ties share a stage at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Tickets available via Ticketweb, in the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle Rock Shop, through the artists or at the door for $10.00 cash.

Red Means Go is made up of Listening to Skyler melt face, Hearing Jaz try to scream, Being impressed/ashamed in Tom’s knowledge of Paramore, Laughing at Jonny trying not to be a puppy, Markus.

&Yet is melodic, carefully crafted stories infused with string-led dynamics and intimate vocal harmonies.

Sebastian and the Deep Blue  are dance pop fused with art pop fused with ginger ale.

Nick Foster – Compelling folk and country songwriting dressed up like a rock band. Sometimes quiet and intimate, sometimes driving with attitude, always sincere and emotive.

Nick Foster’s Better To Swim, Featuring Jaz Beebe of Red Means Go and Maren Haynes of & Yet

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& Yet Dreaming Sweetly About Thursday’s Show With Y La Bamba, Paper Bird

The following promotional video is based on a true story:

Come out to the Crocodile, Thursday, Oct 25th at 9:00 to see an incredible line-up of local and regional musicians.

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Y La Bamba, Paper Bird, & Yet: October 25th at the Crocodile

We have the honor to share a bill with Portland’s Y La Bamba and Denver’s Paper Bird on Thursday, October 25th at The Crocodile.

If you haven’t yet heard of Y La Bamba, then SHAME ON YOU! because they’re one of the Pacific Northwest’s most valuable gems in the music scene of the last two years and this year’s album “Court the Storm” is a must-have if you happen to be proud of your eclectic music collection.

Eventful.com: “With their new album, ‘Court the Storm’, Portland OR’s Y La Bamba return with a haunting second full-length of delicately crafted art folk. ‘The voice is most effective when it’s indistinguishable from the emotion of the lyric as well as the drama of the rhythm and chords’ says NPR’s Felix Contreras when discussing Y La Bamba’s stunning front-woman, adding ‘…Luz Elena Mendoza stands very near the front of this pack.’ On ‘Court the Storm’, these ethereal vocals combine with bittersweet melodies and thrumming Latin-inspired rhythms to form an indie pop masterpiece.”

NPR: “Mendoza’s voice seemed otherworldly…It is light and ethereal yet seemingly tortured — she sings with deep emotion, if not pain.”

Paper Bird’s live performances showcase the diversity and good-time vibe of the group while providing a fresh and unique take on a sound that has a tendency to bring the listener back to a different era. Young in age but timeless in spirit, Paper Bird continually captures the hearts of new listeners and long-time fans. Their rare and beautiful approach to music led them to be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and were voted in the Top 10 Best Underground Bands by the Denver Post three years in a row, as well as being 5280’s Top of the Town 2009 “Top Local Band” in Denver, CO.

And then there’s us:

& Yet has grand plans to turn our focus inward for the remainder of the year, to get into the recording studio and create for you a six-track EP, in time for release at the top of 2013. This is our last show on the books for awhile until we have that goal, which has been in development for some time, accomplished.

Come out an support an incredible bill put on at The Crocodile in Seattle, WA.  We guarantee it will be the best decision of your Thursday.

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& Yet Photo-shoot

This past weekend we fed our egos with an awesome photo-shoot. To begin, the we all got together for a band shopping spree at Buffalo Exchange, Goodwill, and Value Village. Javvy and Caroline played the roles of fashion consultant, while Jonathan tried to organize all the thrift-store finds into a unified photo composition in his mind. Not only do the photos look great, but we’re all able to dress a little better for the experience. With the help of photographers Brandon Adams and Michael Marchesini, we clambered into the camera frames and sought to present ourselves artistically and professionally. Here are a few of our most flattering shots.

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(Listen to the Demo Here)

I woke up with a gun in my bed behind bars of shadows, the sunbeams bled in. I must have crept through Arthur’s room in the night. Heavy in hand, I’d put up a hot-blooded fight. I broke his heart like the bricks of Sodom because pillars of salt keep my food from rotting. I pray for silence from the god above us and on and on and on and on I keep talking. On and on and on and on.

Prick of thistle in every step, so I’ll step lighter if I can. Face the sky and the father’s back. I put the north at mine and take a shaded path. Love for foe transcends love for friend because an enemy shows his coat color and his intent. I pray for solace from the burning land and on and on and on and on I keep on circling. And on and on and on and on I keep on circling.

And on and on and on and on.

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October 10th at the Comet Tavern.

Wednesday, October 10th: Cloud Person, & Yet, English Gardensand Robust Worlds play the Comet Tavern in Seattle, WA.

“Cloud Person started as a moniker that Pete Jordan used for lofi demo recordings.
After the demise of his previous rock band, Pete decided to rerecord some of the demos and release them as an EP with no game plan in mind. Just for the hell of it.
He enlisted the services of Betsy Johnson(Violin) and Cameron Arneson(Bass), both of whom he ended up starting Cloud Person the band with, along with Matt Zook(Clarinet) and Justin Neff (Native American Flute) for finishing touches to the mostly recorded EP and released it as ‘Anchors in the Sun’ in March of this year.” We’ve played with them on a few occasions and are consistently enthralled.

English Gardens and Robust Worlds are sure to come out ready to impress. We are certainly looking forward to their sets. It’s gonna be a good ole’ Wednesday night at the Comet. Come out and have a drink, listen to some tunes, and remember that your love of Seattle is based solely on the fact that you can go to a bar in the middle of the week and see a lineup of indie bands that no one’s ever heard of. How hip are you?

The Comet Tavern is located at 922 E Pike st on Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA. See you there.

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A Bud Has Bloomed.

Oh oh oh how grand, a bud has bloomed here in the sand. It grows low against the land and it takes whatever dew it can. Weaker ones burst all around in droves in groves and richer ground. Careless breeze and honeybee, some seedlings fly into the sea.

{Oh oh oh how kind your nature was then at the time love was sewn in dimming light but you told me it would be alright. Was it nature on its course that choked us, cut us from the source? Or was that watershed not deep as you had led me to believe?}

Every morn and every night, blooms are born to sweet delight, and each night and every morn, some to misery are born. Some to misery are born.

Oh oh oh how fine the animal poems she’d sing in the night, so I should never mourn a light bathed in and burned in and known all right. The dew from her brimming eye, the blossom seized to keep alive and it lived low a little life.

{Oh oh oh how strange that you would find no place for blame, just a draught, the play of fate, not the seed of doubt allowed to germinate in a greenhouse not a grove, it was careful hands that helped it grow. They callous from their honest work, yours hid secrets in the dirt.}

Every morn and every night, {our hearts were still}, Blooms are born to sweet delight {Some sit upon a sill} and each night and every morn {They await the dew} Some to misery are born. Some to misery are born {As I once waited for you}.

See the way men beg for you like the tides? Pulling at your legs, violent and malign I have used my waves, my weight, my might While you wade in them safe, keeping your hair dry.

{Nature does not deceive, It does not lead to believe. Fertile or plagued with weeds, soil is honest in everything.}

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Ache For Joy

The fear of death is a disease,
It belongs in knowable degrees.
It belongs when the conveyors freeze,
And you are stuck in the machine.

Death sits in the center aisle.
To the aweless he presents a smile.
Sometimes, to the agonized, he presents a cup,
And greedily they take it up,
And they take it down and join with soil,
Quiet soil to be trod.
Troubles at end, the ground is loyal.
A friend in death, like breath of God.

The chilling thing is not the strike,
But a healthy limb blackened with blight.
The venom’s spread needs a healthy vein,
As does the heel to crush the snake.

In loss of all, there is no loss.
Without possession, there can be no cost.
So I say fear to fail a friend,
I say let the sucker live to fear the end,
As he sits in a chair and he drinks and it fends
Off the ache to make joy, in place play and pretend
Off the knowing that knowing is his flash in the pan.
And what all can he do? We all do what we can,
While the dark day comes one day closer at hand.
It’s a story for the worm, it’s a flag in the sand.
I know his disgrace like the back of my hand.
I take pride in it now, and that I don’t understand
Keeps me alone in the room begging you give me a hand…

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