PREMIERE: You Will Want to Watch You Won’t’s “Ya Ya Ya” Video

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The first thing you’ll notice when you click play on the video below is the wigs. Powdered wigs. The kind that our forefathers fought a war to avoid having to wear. As they do on the cover of their second album, Revolutionaries, You Won’t’s Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri go full costume for the video for the album’s lead single. It’s an appropriate look for a couple of dudes who met when they were forced to fence one another in a high-school production My Favorite Year, but you shouldn’t let the zaniness get in the way of what is a sturdy, heartfelt distorto-folk song.

With its references to poltergeists, the old days, and family dynamics—not to mention Arnoudse’s tendency to round the end of his vocal lines into curlicues of melody—“Ya Ya Ya” recalls the Gummo giddiness of Neutral Milk Hotel circa On Avery Island. Those titular “ya”s aren’t the kind you need to get out, either; they’re more of a yawp of affirmation and fraternity. Ain’t nothing silly about that.

You can check out the “Ya Ya Ya” video, as well as Revolutionaries‘ art and track list and You Won’t’s spring tour dates.

Revolutionaries track list

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“Friends in Exile”
“No Divide”
“Ya Ya Ya”
“The Fuzz”
“Jesus Sings”
“Untitled 1”
“Little Lion”
“Untitled 3”
“Can’t Go Wrong”

You Won’t tour dates

29 – Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
30 – Portsmouth, NH @ Birdseye Lounge

3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
4 – New Haven, CT @ BAR
6 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
7 – New York, NY @ Berlin
8 – Northampton, MA @ Parlour Room
10 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
12 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
13 – Madison, WI @ Frequency
14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
16 – Bloomington, IN @ Bishop
17 – Nashville, TN @ Hi Watt
18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back
21 – Washington, DC @ DC9
22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle

Revolutionaries is out April 29 via Extraneous Music/Meddling Kids.


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