Here’s a new one from Yourself & The Air, a proggish-trio from Chicago’s lower west side. Following three well-received EPs (2006’s ¡Hola Mi Cielo!, 2007’s Cold Outside Brings Heavy Thoughts To Think and 2008’s Friend Of All Breeds) and treks around North America with the likes of Chairlift, El Perro Del Mar, Peter Bjorn And John and Portugal The Man, the band has yet another EP, Who’s Who In The Zoo, lined up for release on Lujo Records this spring.
If these lads fear the idea of a full-length release, they really shouldn’t. All signs point to a level of tunesmithship that belies their tender ages, and lead single, Sick Days is an impressive display of songwriting and arrangement, never calling too much attention to itself while it drifts by like a passing sad daydream. The video? Well, who doesn’t love paper mache?
Yourself & The Air on Tour
4/22 – Chicago IL – Schubas Tavern
4/23 – Kent OH – The Vineyard
4/29 -Chicago IL – Bottom Lounge
4/30 – Grand Rapids MI – Founders Brewery