LISTEN: Yard of Blondes Take Us to the ‘Lowland’
Los Angeles rockers Yard of Blondes are preparing to release a new album titled, Feed the Moon. On the way, they’ve given us another glimpse into what is to come.
“Lowland,” the album’s second single, is said to “describe the dark place we always go to when we are distressed.” A prevailing, tense darkness hangs over the single, brought to life by a thumping, deliberate mid-tempo groove and wailing, expressive guitar licks. This lends itself well to lead singer Vincent Jacob’s autobiographical narrative, where he touches on the realities of his own anxiety and fear, delivered with a tone and emotion reminiscent of Jimmy Eat World’s Jim Adkins.
Biohazard’s Billy Graziadel produced the single and forthcoming album, while Mike Patterson (Nine Inch Nails, Beck) handled the mix and Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More) performed mastering duties. The end result is a true all-star effort, which you can hear below.