Alternative pop duo The Yets present ‘Fades To Gray’, their latest slice of rich texture and dark delight from their recently-released self-titled EP, released via South Carolina indie imprint Royal Terns Records.
Highlighted by the gorgeous Cocteau Twins-inspired ‘Letter To A Boy’ and earlier singles ‘Remember’ and ‘Lesser Evil’, this six-track debut offers indie pop sensation and sonic temptation with a fresh, but seemingly familiar, adult alternative vibe.
The Yets is the creative union of Robin Wilson on vocals and guitarist-producer Craig Anderson Snook, who met when Robin returned to her home state after some years in Georgia.
“Our debut EP is basically a snapshot of life … ups, downs, ins, outs, happy, sad and everything in between. ‘Fades to Gray’ is simply about the beauty and frailty of life, metaphorically colored and fading. It’s lyrically full of references; in color and motion. Take for example the phrase “A picture painted thin”, which points to the delicate balance of life which erodes with time as paint from a canvas and ultimately fades to gray,” says Robin Wilson.
Craig Anderson Snook adds, “We hope the video adds depth and perspective to the message of the song. Life is precious, fragile, and short … the soul is universal, strong and eternal. We’re already working on the next album … can’t wait to see you there!”
Based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, their music combines elements of ethereal pop and popular rock classics with a sound embracing Fleetwood Mac and Cocteau Twins in equal measure. Breeding and bearing a distinct Americana lining, this EP is an emotively cast and atmospherically delightful proposition.
Haunting, dynamic and smooth, The Yets transform the classic to contemporary, counting Roxy Music, David Bowie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cult, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd and even Soundgarden among their musical influences.
Craig Anderson Snook has performed semi-professionally since he was 13. His musical passion led him beyond cover bands into composition, arrangement, audio engineering, production and ultimately to running his own Royal Terns Records label and studio, where he recorded, mixed and produced the new EP.
After being immersed in the music scene while in high school, Robin found her way to the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where she fronted the goth-rock band Bachelors of Art (B.O.A.). Upon relocating to Atlanta, Georgia, she fronted the female alt-rock group Skirt, touring the USA extensively and supporting numerous high profile acts.
‘The Yets’ EP is out now from fine online music stores and streamable via Spotify. It can also be obtained digitally or on CD directly from the band via Bandcamp.
All songs written and performed by The Yets
Robin Wilson – vocals, keyboards & lyrics
Craig Anderson Snook – guitars & everything else
Recorded, mixed and produced by Craig Anderson Snook
at Royal Terns Records
Mastered by Craig (Royal Terns Records) and Jay Matheson (The Jam Room)
© 2022 Craig Anderson Snook/Robin Wilson Snook (BMI)
Video by Robin Wilson
1. Waterline 04:41
2. Remember 04:38
3. Lesser Evil 04:24
4. Letter To A Boy 04:18
5. Fades To Gray 04:09
6. Happy Now 03:58
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