With an identity built on churns, siren blasts, and all types of distorted chaos, Yvette proves to be the band most fitting for your soundtracking of dystopia. Seriously, if there ever comes a time when a tank routinely rounds your block, start playing “Cuts Me In Half.” The situation will be a lot more manageable, because your oppressors won’t really seem too bad when you’re humming along to a decent tune.
The type of desolation created in each one of Yvette’s songs further signifies the warpath friendliness. On their debut album Process, each strum of the guitar hits as hard as a flurry of gut punches. The droning screeches of “Carbon Copy” and “Attrition” are reminiscent of the No Wave movement, but with more fully fleshed out approach. There are guitar effects similar to Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, but they put it in the context of a truly cohesive song. And all the chaos somehow fits perfectly. Yvette is raw aggression with a brain.
For their follow-up, Yvette released Time Management last year, a four song EP that capitalized on such brevity by overwhelming with power in each song. They were able to keep their grating style while also incorporating a quicker pace. “Rotten Animals” is the clearest example of this, as the drums go double time while complementing the usual abrasive guitar hiss.
“Calm and Content” encapsulates the best trait Yvette has as a band. Because while all the instrumental madness happens all around him, guitarist/vocalist Noah Kardos Fein’s voice seldom strains. Therein lies the brain to help steer the aggression. It’s a constant throughout the band’s catalogue. And incorporating that to the newfound uptempo style is what made Time Management easily the best EP of 2015, and one of the more memorable EPs of the past decade.
With such a wide array of different sonic blasts, it’s hard to believe that Yvette is just a two piece band, but guitarist/vocalist Noah Kardos-Fein and drummer Dale Eisinger have proven to be quite industrious. They maximize every nook and cranny and have created a beautiful mess of noise with Yvette. One song of theirs encapsulates the destitute nature of a failed future better than the entire series of that stupid, stupid Divergent movie franchise. So allow these Noise Rock oligarchs to take over, once and for all. All hail Yvette.