Yassou Benedict: SHPWRKD
Yassou Benedict are a band I now feel a personal affinity to. After stumbling across them one night playing at Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco, and hearing of their signing to Sad Cactus Records, I was beyond delighted to be standing at the front of the crowded basement watching them play our CMJ showcase last week.
This 5 piece dream rock band are New York natives, who made the sea change to San Francisco after their first EP. Last year they released their second EP In Fits In Dreams, which I have been listening to on repeat since first seeing them live, and which was recorded and produced by Steve Durand and briefly features the vocals of former Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur.
As well as our CMJ show, the band have been touring the East Coast with their latest release SHPWRKD. Not only should you see them play live, as their stage presence and light show are a gorgeous spectacle to behold, but their ethereal brand of rock lead by Lilie's dreamy vocals is a delight on tape.
Listen to "Your House" below, and purchase their EP via Sad Cactus here.