Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New local music: The Yearbooks

Photo by Eddie O'Keefe

With the Chicago summer officially in full swing, it's the perfect time to get acquainted with the hook-filled indie pop of up-and-coming local band The Yearbooks. The band came together early this year with former members from The Villains of Verona and Sars Flannery, and in August they’ll record an EP cleverly named after the mother of all yearbook signing cop-outs, Have a Great Summer.

The Yearbooks have already played gigs around the city at Elbo Room, Reggie’s, Dark Room and this year’s installment of MOBfest, and are gearing up to play two shows at Beat Kitchen: The Rikters’ CD release on June 27 and a show with Lacona on July 15. They’re also set to shoot a video for their debut song, “Season of Love,” with Silver Productions.

To give you a taste, the band is offering a free download of “Season of Love,” available below. Be warned: It’s very likely the tune will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. If the song is any indication of what’s to come, it would be wise to get these guys on your radar now because they clearly know their way around a solid hook.

The Yearbooks – Season of Love

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