After moving from Indiana to Atlanta in mid-2002, Y-O-Uâ€™s meteoric rise to the top of the Atlanta scene was characterized by erratic unpredictability. Their rare combination of critical acclaim and sellout crowds was built on a reputation as Atlantaâ€™s wildcard: from pseudonymous appearances as a Euro-synth pop outfit to mockumentary films about jump roping, no one knew what they would do next.
The latest release from Y-O-U, an Ep entitled Everything is Shifting, is at once dark and hopeful, psychedelic and roots-driven, intelligent and accessible. The huge sound is driven by frenetic drumming, melodic bass lines, and jangly guitar accented by retro drum loops, synth blasts, and majestic keyboards. Quick-witted, honest lyrics are delivered in a haunting voice that is equal parts Buckley, Dylan, and Plant.
Y-O-U has developed a national online following through its website pleaserock.com. The continued growth of the site and its content is anchored by a creative partnership with the co-creators of web cartoon juggernaut HomestarRunner.com. Y-O-U produced and co-wrote Strongbad Sings, a collection of songs from the wildly popular animated website. The partnership also birthed an animated video for Y-O-Uâ€™s LA Lindsay, which was recently added by Yahoo Launch, and an all-new pleaserock.com website.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Shadows on the Page
2. Not a Dove
3. Good Luck with that American Dream
4. The Change
5. National Straitjacket
6. All Arranged #2
7. Digital Dream