Live Video: Yppah (feat. Anomie Belle)

photo by Dave Lichterman

If you caught the amazing new Yppah record Eighty One when it came out at the end of March here in the United States, you may not recognize those songs here. When Yppah stopped by the studio, they were aided by the help of a sampler or two, but for the most part, Yppah’s set was stripped down, organic, and completely incredible. Eighty One is all about mixing simple with complex, and in this form, Yppah can show off and wow anyone listening.

Yppah is the brainchild of Joe Corrales Jr. His early work mixes experimental and shoegaze with a chilled out vibe, but with his new album, Corrales went bigger with the hooks and deeper with emotional draw and lasting effect. He is aided on several tracks by Northwesterner Anomie Belle. Belle’s vocals act as a perfect balance to Corrales’s tracks. Her parts are accents, for the most part – the music is always the focus. But together, Yppah’s live setup is lush and beautiful. Like the tracks on the album, Yppah’s music is gripping and melodic, but live, the band gets to take a step back from production and just enjoy making music together. Believe me, it’s evident.

Check out Yppah’s full performance at KEXP below, featuring Anomie Belle. Eighty One is available now on Ninja Tune Records and the single, “Film Burn” is available for download through the Song of the Day.

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One Comment

  1. Gordon
    Posted May 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    AnomieBelle creates a smooth but incisive line over the mellow lower tones in this number. What a creative force! When will the tour happen with this combination of artists?

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