Cheekface is a band that appears to have no concern for winning. They simply want to play a beautiful game. The paradox, of course, is that by playing a beautiful game they win. In that regard Therapy Island is a flawless victory.
“I know for certain, that certainty comes at a cost.” Rosie Tucker shrugs off lines that most other songwriters elevate with pretense. She represents her view with conversational ease. She’s almost dismissive of her smarts. But wait. Along with the ability to gently put light onto subjects the artist also leans herself into volume, range,…
Fuck you, Cheekface, and your fucking perfect song. Other people should try and write songs as timely as this ‘Here I Was’ because it’s this kind of beauty..
S.T.O.P. B.E.L.I.E.V.I.N.G. – just the kind of natural poetry that makes Cheekface the least contrived, most compelling noisemakers.
A line like this, a device like this, a track like this, makes Cheekface one of the most interesting, moving bands we can dance to, or eat donuts with.
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The Half Turn, the sophomore album from yOya is the work of a band that know the power of darkness, but who choose to carry themselves lightly.
popbollocks caught up with mini bear to discuss how she retains heart when working it on the dance floor, and the difference between sparkle and shine.
In the tradition of simplicity-made-rich by synth-based sincerity, we have mini bear’s new track. “cyberlove” is out now, and it’s a magic little release.
On July 20th yOya will be releasing their second full-length album. The album is called Half Turn and it will be available via New Professor Music. Fans of the Los Angeles-based band will wonder if the Coke-bottle-green vinyl is a tribute to the band’s home state of Oregon. Who can say? What we do know is the new single for “The Bloom” just dropped and it’s worth spending time with.