The world have waited. After a rosary of beloved singles - Believes, Strangelife, Stupid and I Wanne Be Young - and a territorial release of the self titled debut album in Scandinavia, it’s now finally time for the world to hear it. Let’s present the international release of
Upcoming single - YAST - is already on air in UK BBC 6.
Video is in the making.
YAST’s next show is at the SPOT festival in Aarhus in Denmark the 3rd of may - Friday 22:45 at Voxhall.
See you there!! Adrian Recordings’s there during the festival. If you wanna hang out, get in touch.
"...the record is a winsome jaunt—a very summery sort of Real Estate meets Woods sound that’s packed with slow strums, big wah solos and mildly high singing." - The Fader
"...Sweden's Yast masks a hatred for the young" - The Guardian
"Leaves us thinking "best pop song 2012?" Definitely up there with songs like Tame Impala's Apocalypse Dreams" - SNAP! Magazine
“...a semi-conscious journey through the scattered thoughts of a loved-up songwriter; both uplifting and in its own way, heartbreaking.” - DIY
“A three minute pop gem that glides through the air effortlessly; a naive paean to the early days of a love affair.” - The Line Of Best Fit
“Strangelife’ is another winner from the Malmö-based act and it should fit comfortably as your soundtrack for the summer.” - Ja Ja Ja
Maybe it's just a coincidence or maybe it's actually a necessity to have your roots in a steel-producing town like Sandviken to acquire a deep enough longing for somewhere else, if you happen to be dreamy, alternative guys who play music. YAST, the lo-fi romantics, are just that. The band was formed in 2007 by Carl Kolbaek-Jensen, Tobias Widman and Marcus Norberg. In 2008, they were lured down to Malmö and a couple of years ago Markus Johansson and Niklas Wennerstrand, the drummer and bass player from the postrock band Aerial, joined forces.
In February 2012, they released their first single “Believes”. It was the first in a single tetralogy, consisting of "Believes", "Strangelife", "Stupid" and "I Wanna be Young", leading up to their upcoming debut album. A trio of perfect dreamy pop songs which in their nonchalant but humble way are placing themselves on music blogs all over the world. Rarely has a Swedish band had a better start to their career. In addition to this viral attention, they have played tons during the year including together with related artists such as TOY, The Drums, Tame Impala and DIIV. Plus a UK tour and several festivals. Next single is the selftitled track "YAST".
Album title: YAST
Catalogue#: ar12" 146
Release date: April 26, 2013
Label: Adrian Recordings
Format: CD / Vinyl / Digital
02. Rock n' Roll Dreams
06. Heart of Steel
07. Always on My Mind
08. I Wanna Be Young
"Describing YAST can be hard, but also really easy. On the one hand, it's just plain and simple pop with a verse, chorus and solo. Songs about love, loneliness and confusion. With stolen melodies in a language a three year old could understand. On the other hand, it's our love, our loneliness and our confusion. It took just over a year and a half to record the album. But it feels like the first seed for what would finally become a record was sown back in 2008 when we moved to Malmö. We have the people we got to know there to thank for everything, and the city itself to thank for all the inspiration. But basically, this is a love album, about good and less good relationships, based on true events. And if it reaches out and touches people in any way, then we're happy.” - YAST, 2012