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Yard Of Blondes


Yard Of Blondes releases a special “Teenage Dreams” EP – July 9

The album version of the song “Teenage Dreams” is surrounded with 3 alternative versions in this special EP :  the demo, a live, and a string orchestrated version, adapted for a string quartet by Jemery Gillien.

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Live video performance of “Teenage Dreams”

Yard Of Blondes – Teenage Dreams

Recorded live for the album release, at the Firewater Studios in California, where the album “Feed the Moon” was recorded.

Yard Of Blondes just released their debut album “Feed The Moon”, produced by Billy Graziadei (from Biohazard) mixed by Mike Patterson (Nine Inch Nails, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beck..), and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More). 

Featured in international major publications in the USA, UK, Europe and Latin America, on national television in Europe, on editorial rock playlists on Spotify, Deezer and Apple music, all their music is continuously played on radio stations worldwide.

Limited vinyl edition available

“Feed The Moon by Yard of Blondes is an absolutely massive work of hard alternative rock, and shouldn’t be missed. The compositions are surprisingly intricate, the lyrics are deeper than normal, and the production is absolutely immaculate. This could be one of the big indie rock hits of 2021.” —Eric Jones, Round magazine

 

 

About  the BAND:

The emerging French/Californian rock band YARD OF BLONDES is composed of Vincent Jacob (vocals/guitar), Fanny Hill (bass/vocals), Burak Yerebakan (guitar) and Forrest Mitchell (drums/vocals).

With their female bassist, their raw energy and influences we can’t help but being reminded of bands such as Sonic Youth, the Pixies and the Smashing Pumpkins.

Yard Of Blondes just released their debut album “Feed The Moon”, produced by Billy Graziadei (from Biohazard) mixed by Mike Patterson (Nine Inch Nails, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beck..), and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More). 

Featured in international major publications such as Rolling Stone magazine (USA, UK, Europe, Latin America), on national television in Europe, on editorial rock playlists on Spotify, Deezer and Apple music, all the singles are continuously played on radio stations worldwide, including USA, UK, Europe, Japan and Latin America. 

“The latest American single from Yard of Blondes is a heady little bit of alt rock, stuffed with guitars with clever riffs and a refreshing Seventies patina.” —Rolling Stone magazine

The band is now ready to tour and is actively scheduling for 2021-2022.

 “Yard of Blondes are in full control of what they’re doing, and they’re doing it with style.” –John Montoya, Tour Worthy

“Yard Of Blondes deliver with their debut album “Feed the Moon” honest, uncompromising rock, as I miss it on the festival stages here with us. With their new album, the band manages to take us back to the time between 2007-2010, when the Hurricane Festival still had acts like Nine Inch Nails, Kasabian, The Mars Volta , or Bush on the line-up. A revival is due. “ U Drive Me Crazy ”, for example, is one of those songs on the record that fits perfectly into any summer rock festival that we currently miss so much. ” –Frontstage Magazine

Back story :

The band released 4 EP’s since 2011, was featured along with Eric Burdon (The Animals) and Victoria Williams on the Hi-Desert compilation “Highway 62 Love Songs”, and were remarked in 2013 by Rodney Bingenheimer, legendary KROQ DJ, who began playing their track “Murderology” on his show. He was then imitated by more than 100 international radio stations (KCRW, Kerrang!, Doble Nueve…). 

In 2014 French National TV France4 broadcasted the one-hour documentary “Joshua Trip” about the band and in 2016 the band was featured on the compilation “I love you all the time” along with Eagles Of Death Metal, Florence & The Machine, Kings Of Leon, JimmyEat World and many more. All the proceeds were given to the victims of the Paris attacks. 

 In the summer of 2019, Yard Of Blondes released their first original bilingual song, “Je veux danser tout l’été”. The song was remixed by French superstar DJ & producer, Joachim Garraud (David Bowie, Beyonce, David Guetta). The track stayed in rotation on National TV channel C-Star (France) and Reelz (USA) for several months.

The first single off their debut album, “You and I & I“, was released in the fall of 2019. 

“Heavy, dark, edgy and reminiscent of the 90’s rock : with its detuned guitars, haunting vocals and thumping rhythm section, Yard Of Blondes ‘You and I &  I’ is the new alternative rock from the land of grunge.“ –New Noise magazine

In February 2020, the 2nd single “Lowland” came out and the band continued its ascension : The song reached #1 of USA Underground College Radio charts in May 2020.

The 3rd single of the album followed in October 2020 : “Do you need more?”. It was noticed by Spotify and landed on major editorial playlists “Music Friday“, “French Noise“, “Frog N roll“ and “All New Rock“ along with Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Nothing but Thieves and many more. The song reached 50K+ streams in 2 months.

“Do U need more” is one of the best singles I have heard this year. This is the first time I caught myself listening to a song on repeat that isn’t a band I am working with, I have already liked or produced myself. ” –Blood makes Noise

The band released the 4th single off the album, “Hummingbird” in February 2021 and confirmed their status as an emerging act that matters.

“Yard Of Blondes are a new force on the alternate rock scene. ” –The Rockpit

“It’s dark, distorted and seemingly alternatively tuned. In short – it rocks. (…) The drums and bass give this song the backbone & groove and boy does this thing groove.(…) I’ll always lean towards songs that have great harmonies but when you do them in a half step-by-step basis.. even better. ” –Sound Vapors 

Yard Of Blondes – Hummingbird

Yard Of Blondes – Do U Need More

Yard Of Blondes – Lowland

Yard Of Blondes – You and I & I

Yard Of Blondes – Je veux danser tout l’été

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