Listen to 'DC' by Yalls
Occupying a strange space where doo-wop (you know, the kinda sounds that you'd imagine to be playing at early '60s proms towards the end of the night), indie and experimental collide - this is California-based Yalls with 'DC'.
It's a place where cutesy synths bulge over bubbly noises, with a happy-go-lucky bassline providing the foundations alongside thin slices of guitar and aching faraway vocals that mix wonderfully for an endearing, almost miniature, sound, speckled with thin beats towards the end.
This track comes from the first full-length album by Yalls, United, scheduled for release on 6th May via Gold Robot Records; and if this was anything to go by, it's going to be a real nice treat.
If 2011 (or was it 2010?*) was about chillwave, then 2012 is about taking that lo-fi sound out of the bedroom, sticking it in some designer shorts and giving it a pop shower. With the likes of Yalls and MMOTHS taking the best element of chillwave (i.e. the sunshine) and mixing it with a more refined pop taste, we're presented with the natural progression we've been hankering for. [read more]
After last week's rather incredible 'Plastic Platform' mix from Sun Araw vs. Heatwave, we feared that the follow up might be a bit of a let down, but within 2 minutes of hearing Yalls' mix those fears evaporated, forming clouds of joy above our heads. You've done us proud man. You've done us proud. [read more]
Apparently, at some point near the end of June, Oakland, California based beat maker Yalls (a.k.a. Dan Casey) publicly premiered a remix of 'Park Slope (I'm Sorry)' by Brooklyn's ABADABAD on turntable.fm. According to the blog Ears of the Beholder, who was present in the turntable room, "the reaction was crazy. [read more]