Yard of Blondes just rolled out this spooky new video for “You and I&I” from a new album Feed the Moon, expected out in 2020.

Yard of Blondes are ready to unveil their first single “You and I & I” off their debut album Feed the Moon, produced by Billy Graziadei (Biohazard), mixed by Michael Patterson (Nine Inch Nails, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More). Artwork and music video were both made by the band in a deliberate attempt to convey their own DIY, artistic vision.

​With its detuned guitars, haunting vocals, and thumping rhythm section, Yard Of Blonde’s “You and I &  I”  is the new alternative rock from the land of grunge. Pulled from their upcoming debut album, Feed the moon, this first single features guitarist Burak Yerebakan’s mean staccato strings to open the cut while Forrest Mitchell batters the drum kit, Vincent Jacob and Fanny Hill augment the track with a destabilizing, intertwined-yet-catchy-and inspired vocal performance. Lyrically, “You and I &  I” deals with mental health issues, painting a schizophrenic journey where Fanny and Vincent’s vocals portrait a turmoiled inner dialogue, two voices of oneself battling between the thin margins of good and evil.

​The sound is reminiscent of the best rock acts from the 90s (Soundgarden and Smashing Pumpkins come to mind), and yet it’s not only nostalgic, as the music seems to serve as a medium to a real sense of urgency of now, which is no surprise, in a more polarized and schizophrenic world than ever. Ultimately, Yard Of Blondes is the heaviest proof of what seems to be an indie movement of grunge renaissance. Whether you catch them at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA (where they live) or in Paris, France (their native land), don’t miss YardOf Blondes’ next raging show.

“’You and I & I’ is a song we didn’t anticipate as a potential single,” the band says “I thought It would be too edgy, too dark, and too complicated. But I remember the first time we listened to it in the studio after the vocal takes, and everyone was blown away. Billy Graziadei turned to me and said, ‘It’s my favorite song from the record.’ It became one of our favorite songs to perform live too, and it was obvious to pick it as the first single off our debut album.”

 

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