Photograph is from Jim Appio.
|Origin||Hightstown, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Labels||Sniffling Indie Kids|
YJY was an American indie rock band that is from New Jersey.
YJY is a four-piece indie rock group from Hightstown, New Jersey, that in formed 2014. The name is a symbol, with the Y's as crying eyes, and the J as a nose. They draw comparison to the music of Mac DeMarco, Real Estate, Wavves and Car Seat Headrest. YJY's first release, the five-track EP Couch Surfin USA, was released with Sniffling Indie Kids, on 7 July 2015. It was recorded in two days at 1989 Recordings. Described as "fuzz-indie pop laced with humor and emotion," it won the The Deli's Best of 2015 Open Submission Poll. YJY contributed the song "Somebody Take My Phone" for the 2nd annual charity compilation 24 Hour Songwriting Challenge. Their second release, the four-track EP The Same Noise, was released on 19 August 2016. Jim Testa calls the EP "chimey indie pop that combines cocky, youthful vocals with reverb-y guitars and infectious melodies." They performed at the 2016 North Jersey Indie Rock Festival.
The full-length album, entitled The Enduring YJY, was released on 17 June 2017. It was listed in Jersey Beat's 2017 Best Albums. YJY played their final show at Asbury Park Music Foundation, with Avery and The Man Devils, Jeff Lane, Julian Fulton and the Zombie Gospel, and NGHTCRWLRS, on 17 June 2017.
- Tim Fitzpatrick – bass
- Ricky Lorenzo – vocals and guitar
- Dave Sachs – drums
- Steve Sachs – vocals and guitar
- The Enduring YJY (2017)
- Appearing on
- Second Annual 24 Hour Songwriting Challenge (2015)
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