Yalls is on fire. The prolific and talented artist recently dropped a new EP and has been keeping quite busy while prepping his new LP which we hope to share with you later this year. It’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the awesome stuff he’s doing, but this will get you started:
- Doing a DJ set for Matthew Dear and James & Evander tomorrow (Wednesday May 22nd) at The Mezzanine in SF.
- Dropping some knowledge on PORTALS in their Silk Screens series where he describes the making of his “Remember” track.
- Remixing a new track by Churches.
You can still grab a copy of his limited edition Fantasy 7” right here on Gold Robot Records.
Young Hunting’s Hazel 12”, slated for release in June right here on Gold Robot Records, has been receiving some great praise. Here’s a few excerpts.
“Brooding sounds with infectious melody layered in is what I keep coming back to.” - Sly Vinyl
“There’s sort of a cold English psychedelia feel to this track which contrasts to what most of us think of a ‘dream-pop’. But it does entrance, doesn’t it? It meanders like fog and rolls in waves. The track comes together with a beautifully unsettling vocal harmony before guitars crash all around us. Sand and expectations equally displaced.”
- I Guess I’m Floating
“There’s a great deal to be said for carefully crafted pop songs, especially the sort that slowly unfolds. Restraint and all that. Such is the feeling you’ll get when you listen to the first single from the upcoming album from Young Hunting. Their track builds towards the climax, which turns listeners on their ears during the chorus, also adding more musical accompaniment to the rest of the track from it’s first bright burst. Each note has a purpose, allowing the band to maximize their emotional pull.” - Austin Town Hall
“Their lush, dream pop aesthetic combined with lyrical embodiment of failed affairs creates a decadent melancholy that I tend to gravitate towards during my workweek seclusions.” - Indie Shuffle
“Winding and tightly spindled, “Baby’s First Steps” is the perfect reason to be excited for Los Angeles-based Young Hunting debut LP. The track unfurls slowly, almost furtively, with a slinking groove and a simmering beat that builds cautiously amid surgically sharp guitar stabs and a darkly plaintive rhythm. Like the more flowing and (comparatively) upbeat single “Maze” that preceded it, it’s emotive and lushly atmospheric. In other words, this is a band that knows how to set a mood.” - Turntable Kitchen
“Los Angeles quintet Young Hunting’s debut full-length album Hazel begins with gentle, lush dream pop and ends with stark, desolate gothic folk. The record, inspired mostly by failed affairs, a divorce, and life in the shadow of LA’s show-business culture, took the band two years to produce. We’ve been thoroughly seduced by these two tracks, Baby’s First Steps and Maze, which are lush, woozy and seductive. They effortlessly evoke a sense of back porch bonhomie and marijuana enhanced well being and who could ask for more than that?” - The Mad Mackerel
“(T)win visions of a Los Angeles caught somewhere between hopelessness and hope.” - 32 ft/second
The prolific Yalls dropped a free EP today in anticipation of his full-length which is due later this year (right here on Gold Robot Records). We’re loving these tracks, which you can grab for free right here.
If you haven’t gotten a copy of his limited edition Fantasy 7”, you should check it out as well.
“Dan Casey is clearly not rushing his Steezy Ray Vibes alter-ego, a fittingly snaily pace for such unhurried, spot-on tracks. Nine months after sharing the demo of “Empty City,” the guitar-wielding counterpoint to Casey’s more electronic persona Yalls has returned with “Endless Calm.” In an email, Casey described the visuals as “my own little Tree of Life creation sequence.” I don’t know about you, but from where I’m sitting, it’s a crazily windy Thursday afternoon with the setting sun bouncing off a glass building and straight into my eyes, and a leisurely guitar jam like this is about all I want to hear.” - Duncan Cooper
Grab a copy of the Yalls Fantasy 7” here!
I’m quite looking forward to this Thursday’s show at Bottom of the Hill in SF which will include Conveyor (of Mane 7” fame), marking the first time I’ve caught the band live. Also on the bill (which is presented by Owl Mag) is Coast Jumper, Fierce Creatures, and Handshake. If you’re in the Bay Area, I suggest making it out for this one; but if not, catch them on one of their remaining tour dates.
Conveyor’s debut LP is out TODAY on Paper Garden Records, it’s really quite wonderful. You might also have noticed their Sun Ray EP on your favorite digital outlets recently, as we are now proud to have it as part of the Gold Robot Records catalog.