A little while ago you might have seen that The Yacht Club announced their upcoming EP along with a new track. 'Mouth Of The Beast' hinted at a rather large change in sound from the previous math-rock infused indie that we'd come to expect from the band previously, but at the time I didn't think it necessarily meant we'd be getting a full EP that featured such a switch from their normal sound, maybe it'd just be the one or two tracks that differed.
Well, I was wrong. Once you get toward the end of the EP, you begin to realise that the change in sound is very real. 'Mouth Of The Beast' was not some red herring akin to Title Fight teasing their 2012 record 'Floral Green' with the formula-drifting 'Head In The Ceiling Fan', when it turned out every other track on the album sounded much more how you would expect the band to sound, demonstrated by the opener 'Numb, But I Still Feel it'.
You can stream 'Fall', in full, EP below:
On their BandCamp page, the band describes the record with the following:
"The release is a delicate presentation of loss and yearning; TYC’s most exposed and fragile effort to date, whilst simultaneously being the most layered and orchestrated. Having a solid lineup in flux saw each musician adapt to several different instruments, breaking free of traditional band roles and allowing TYC to fully embrace and flex their creative muscles unlike any of their previous efforts.
The frenzied Math Rock inspired guitar tapping and jerky time signatures might be absent from ‘Fall’, but what remains is the distilled emotional trademark TYC has always been known for: painfully honest lyrics with a ‘heart-on-you-sleeve’ attitude in a potent emotional delivery."
Now, when The Yacht Club say this EP was birthed experimentally, they mean it. This is not what you might expect based on their previous releases, but the change is something you should embrace. If their decision to switch paths has already given this four great tracks, I'd like to think they're going to run with the new sound for a bit, hopefully in the form of an album.
You can pick up the new EP on tape via Beth Shalom Records [here].
If you're still yearning for the band's math-rock influence, they've dropped the price of their previous EP on 12" vinyl to just £5, which you can pick up [here].