Thursday, March 3, 2016

Yardsss share 'beautiful excess' of Granfalloons album blending Swans, post-rock and orchestral elements

"Yardsss tends toward the dark and droning and bombastic, with heady, swelling orchestrations. It doesn't take many listens to understand that Krueger is breaking boundaries not for the sake of being (or seeming) transgressive, but to make sounds that awaken actual feelings -- uplifting, inspiring emotions." -- Portland Mercury

"Soaring drone noise and melody as cacophony reminiscent of late-80s/early-90s SWANS, Emeralds and Popul Vuh." -- New Noise Magazine

"A weird mix of Swans, post-rock, and orchestral music. It’s not nearly as harsh or abrasive as No Wave or other experimental noise or drone projects, but it definitely has elements from those genres." -- Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Portland, OR band Yardsss -- ethereal music brainchild of Southerly and Sndtrkr leader Krist Krueger -- share their new album Granfalloons today. The 5-track piece is the second in a three part Kurt Vonnegut inspired series following the critically acclaimed Foma, which also became a short film of the same name. Hear and share the full album via  Soundcloud / Bandcamp

Heavy Blog Is Heavy recently reviewed and premiered "Granfalloons II" HERE. New Noise Magazine featured "Granfalloons III" and the full album stream HERE. Granfalloons is performed mostly by Krueger with fellow Southerly member Eli, joined by Sarah Saturday of Gardening, Not Architecture on guest vocals.

Yardsss is the experimental embodiment of recording artist and SELF Group founder Krist Krueger's sonic landscape. Krueger is best known for his work with Southerly, whose 2007 debut Storyteller and the Gossip Columnist was met to national critical acclaim. His label, SELF Group, began a major relaunching in late 2015, with new releases slated for 2016 from Southerly, Us Lights, C^VES, Scriptures and more. 

Artist: Yardsss
Album: Granfalloons
Label: Self Group
Release Date: March 4th, 2016

01. Granfalloons I
02. Granfalloons II
03. Granfalloons III
04. Granfalloons IV
05. Granfalloons V

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