A special thanks to Tony Leonhardt for taking photos at a few of our recent shows. They’re brilliant, have a look.
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!
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:
A Rat in the Rafters
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.