Yeule Channels The 90s With “dazies” (Show Monday!)
Yeule’s third album, softscars, which dropped a couple of weeks ago, continues to push the boundaries of their futuristic synthpop by incorporating elements of 90s shoegaze, space rock, and grunge. This album serves as a profoundly personal journey, with each track representing scars from their past. After two great previous full-lengths (2019’s Serotonin II and last year’s Glitch Princess), softscars keeps building on yeule’s unique vision into something new.
“Dazies,” one of the standout tracks from the album, opens with a riff that wouldn’t be out of place on a classic mid-90s album from bands like Failure or Hum. The song structure follows a classic loud/soft/loud pattern, while still carrying the unmistakable undercurrent of yeule’s alien synth influences. Their progression feels both nostalgic and futuristic simultaneously, taking the best elements of the past and melding them with their innovative sonic vision. The result is a track that not only pays homage to the greats of the 90s shoegaze era (and current revival) but also carves out its own unique space in the modern music landscape.
Tomorrow (10/9) marks yeule’s first Minnesota appearance ever so if you’ve been following them for a while like I have, don’t miss this one!
yeule plays the Fine Line on Monday, October 9th with opener Sasami. More information here.
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