Okay... Firstly: I'm sorry--I hate pitching my own band like this, but secondly: I need to do this to make the next few blogs all the more interesting. So yes, this is my former band Yes Means No.
If you notice, we only play shows in black and white... Nah, I'm just messing with you. We enjoy things electronic, like Photoshop and MIDIs, as is represented in the music we write. To sum up what our music sounds like, I'll just say that we took a guy who writes electronica/dance club music and mixed him up with a guy who sings folky/acoustic. Some might say, isn't that what the Postal Service is? Well yes, I'd have to agree, but somehow we sound nothing like them. Probably just more words-per-second. But here on our myspace you can listen for yourself.
So let me give you a little background as to how it all fell into place. My best friend Robert and I grew up together as next door neighbors. As children we bounced around from hobby to hobby until we eventually landed on film making. We loved it! we filmed movie after movie and some of them didn't even suck all too badly, considering they were produced by 10-year-olds. But one fateful day, as we were halfway through production on a thrilling gang war, blockbuster, our video camera broke. We didn't have $90 to fix it, but what we did have was a guitar laying around. So that's when our new hobby revealed itself to us, and we eventually became Yes Means No. Thought it was a cute story, and I figured I'd share it.
The part I want to emphasize with this blog though, is that as we started to want to play shows, Robert and I recruited the help of some of our more musically talented friends which consisted of Jeffery Mahachai (pre- Meals for Children), Maxwell Strachan (pre- Histories) and Luke Silas (pre- Histories, and a shit load of other bands I'll talk about later). That's the three of them there on the right. The five of us began hitting the L.A. scene and we did a pretty mean number on it. You can read articles about us in CMJ or Vain magazine if you want to know more (I'm too modest to want to say anything more on the subject. Now-a-days, everyone from Yes Means No has other side projects they're playing around with, so I can't say you'll see a flier for any upcoming YMN shows anytime soon, but I just mention the band because it was the starting back bone to a lot of the bands I've mentioned and have yet to mention. But anyway, that's about it. Remember those names, because they'll be coming up again. Believe me.