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Wednesday, March 16 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Yourself and The Air

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For Yourself and the Air’s third EP Who’s Who in the Zoo the band wanted to bring things back home—both figuratively and literally. After a long tour touting the band’s 2008 EP Friend of all Breeds that brought the group through 42 states with the likes of Chairlift, Portugal the Man, El Perro Del Mar and Peter Bjorn and John, Yourself and the Air retreated home to an empty house on the edge of Chicago to immediately start working on the new group of songs. Free from the distractions of a professional studio, the group recorded Who’s Who in the Zoo completely on their own in little more than a month. Using the instruments they had all grown up using instead of studio instruments and equipment, the sound is purposefully imprecise, yet Who’s Who in the Zoo is the most accurate audio portrayal to date of a band quietly coming into its own. The resulting 7 tracks and 32 minutes of music represent a subtle but noticeable shift in direction for Yourself and the Air. Who’s Who in the Zoo steers Yourself and the Air away from the furious agit-pop drum beats and mathy-guitar dueling the band displayed on their previous recordings and redirects their focus on filling in and filling out the lucid rhythms and melodies their previous songs were built on.
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Yourself and The Air

For Yourself and the Air’s third EP Who’s Who in the Zoo the band wanted to bring things back home—both figuratively and literally. After a long tour touting the band’s 2008 EP Friend of all Breeds that brought the group through 42 states with the likes of Chairlift, Portugal... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Maggie Mae's Gibson Room 512 Trinity St

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