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Monday, November 3, 2014

Watch Yesway Play In the Shadows In This New Video For "Let Go"

Posted By on Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Yesway, the local duo whose magic rests heavily on the otherworldly harmonies made by singer-songwriters Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing, have a way of transporting a listener to a place that feels very removed from city life, or you know, one bound by the limits of gravity — does that just happen naturally when you live off the coast of the North Bay?

Regardless, the aesthetic interplay of deep shadows and bursts of light on this new video for "Let Go," off the band's self-titled debut from earlier this year, matches both the song — with its almost hauntingly clear fingerpicked guitar over bass, and the muffled heartbeat of a kickdrum punctuated with flashes of synth, all layered under Ritz and Johansing's ethereal voices — as well the duo's dynamic itself. Check the video, which debuted on Stereogum today, below. 
Yesway plays The Independent Nov. 9, opening for likeminded hometown indie-folk queen Mirah

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