Yeah Cool is an indie rock band from Virginia. Sad music with poppy, uplifting hooks have always had a real impact on me. It’s emotional, but in a realistic way. There’s a feeling it brings out in my mind, the empty sort of feeling that comes from knowing exactly what’s wrong in a given situation and being powerless to fix it. Life’s rough, this house is fucked and that’s how it’s going to stay.
In the mainstream, there’s a tendency of ignoring the darker points of life and excessive focus on the positive. It sends the message that we all just need to feel good, ignore the negative aspects of our lives and just live in the moment. That may work for some people, but as I was maturing it just made me feel more isolated. The highs and lows of life, the great successes and damaging failures need to be expressed. The world needs more sincerity, it needs the raucous, unrestrained truth of Yeah Cool.
It’s hard not to admire Yeah Cool in their writing talent. It takes a lot to put the guitar tones, vocals, and song structures together in a way that has a really classic sound while still being new and exciting. If you’re a fan of bands like Dinosaur Jr, Built To Spill, and Sonic Youth, these artists influence and work their way within and throughout both of these tracks. It’s a new sound built on a solid foundation of disillusion and distortion. I’ve been missing this sound. Yeah, Cool is working on a new album and I can’t wait to see what else is in store. Right now their two singles are available as free downloads, so there’s no better time than now to listen for yourself.
Check them out here: https://yeahcool.bandcamp.com/