July 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Yesway – Self-Titled

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Yesway
Self-Titled
Self-Released
Street: 06.03
Yesway = Perera Elsewhere + Julia Holter
With an intimate, cozy and airy feel, Yesway ends up feeling a journey through the clouds among angels playing harps and harmonizing among saints. While there are no actual harps featured in the instrumentation, the vibraphone and woodwinds help to create this dreamscape where self-proclaimed best friends Kacey Johansing and Emily Ritz serenade you with simple, sunny and soothing melodies. Their vocals almost sound like Feist, but only if you drowned her voice in a pool of sparkles and rainbow magic. While most of the songs continue to call forth these floaty, ethereal themes, the beat change halfway through “Howlin’ Face” was sincerely captivating, almost making it a danceable tune. –Brinley Froelich
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