Friday, August 8, 2014

Yearbooks - See you Next Year

Yearbooks is a Northern California quartet that plays a melodic brand of screamy hardcore not unlike some of the bands the region's past (Under A Dying Sun, Beau Navire and Staircase come to mind).

There's a nice contrast between the low gain guitar shimmering underneath and the screamed vocals; all while the aggressive attack of drum and bass provide the foundation. The band kicks it up a notch at the finale in "We'll Always Have Paris" when the guitar distortion comes up fully for a three chord progression.

If Touche Amore lowered their vocals to a reasonable volume and stopped making every verse rhyme..you'd get something that sounds a little similar to Yearbooks. Enjoy!

Check it out here.