Yeah, you’re awesome, but I wasn’t talking about you. Why do you think people are always talking about you?
Cincinnati-based band You, You’re Awesome takes their ridiculous band name one step further to bring us equally silly song titles. But I have a sense of humor, a weird one at that, so not only do I appreciate this band, I appreciate each song, like “Oh, Hi,” ”Guess What? Shun!” and “Yipee Ki Yay, Mister Falcon.”
The electronic duo is comprised of Yusef Quotah (noise, synths, Atari, Nintendo, etc.) and Kevin Bayer (drums). From an article / interview with Pop Dose here, YYA explain the concept of their two-man act, heavily influenced by video games, electronics, drums, visual elements added to their sets and, of course, absurd song titles, inspired by their funny and random encounters. Here’s an excerpt:
Of the original concept for the group, Yusef says he “wanted to be in a band where I didn’t have to lug around amps. I wanted to put everything in a suitcase and get on a plane and just go somewhere and be ready.” But with the addition of live drums and video, “Obviously we can’t do that. We completely fucked that up.”
After three EPs, the most recent of which is You’re Getting Old, released on January 12th, the band is gearing up for their first full-length. Meanwhile, here is one of my favorite tracks from the most recent EP: