Tuesday, January 6, 2015

YJY Tiny Desk Contest Entry

"Through Being Hip"

Without naming names, I'll let you know that I saw a little Twitter back and forth today that reminded me of some bands that have been circling the periphery of my consciousness. Whether it's through a mention at another site like our friends at Speak Into My Good Eye, a Facebook like, or a Twitter follow, I'll notice a band and say to myself, "Gotta check them out." I'm easily distracted, though, so it's kind of a best laid plans thing sometimes if you know what I mean.

Anyway, one of those bands is YJY, a New Jersey quartet who appear to be dabbling in some of the sounds I really like. They put out a video last week for their song "Through Being Hip" that SIMGE shared with us. I finally gave it the clickeroo today, and it's a good one.

On this song, YJY are doing that kind of Real Estate thing, winding and wrapping their single-coil guitar sounds around each other as they sing of retiring from the hipster lifestyle. The video is also an audition for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. If YJY get enough shares of the vid with the hashtag #TinyDeskContest  by January 19th, they'll get to perform a "Tiny Desk Concert."

Check out the video below, and maybe give the guys a share if you like it.

Now onto the next thing I probably should've mentioned by now.

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