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Yourself And The Air preview

| December 17, 2008

Yourself And The Air
Bottom Lounge, Chicago
Sunday, December 21, 2008


Forgive this Chicago band their name: Yourself And The Air clearly spent more time writing and arranging their stormy, agit-indie than worrying about what to call it.

On the Friend Of All Breeds EP (the quick followup to last year’s Cold Outside Brings Heavy Thoughts To Think LP), the band’s nervous quiver has become a fully fledged member. Don’t be fooled by the cheery, collectivist spirit in “So You’ve Come To Mingle” — you don’t meld The Cure, Les Savy Fav, No Knife, and Modest Mouse and come away with cream pie. No matter which pieces they move — darting counter-melodies, chugging barre chords, restrained half-time — Friend Of All Breeds has a worried heart, certain it has been mistreated and desperate to understand why.

Aktar Aktar, Pet Lions, and The Glide open.

Steve Forstneger

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  1. sandi says:

    This band has evolved with more talent than we have heard in a number of years. Their early work is raw and scratchy but it has softened and a beat that all of us can move and relate to. It’s great to even understand words these days, with all the noise and chaos going on with the ‘art’ of music. Come on, let’s hear music young and old can have fun listening to and appreicate real talent of composition and passion!