The Yarrows

The Yarrows

BandAlternativeAmericana

Psychological, song-oriented, smartly poetic, atmospheric & textural indie rock band.

Biography

Fronted by brothers Matt & Pierce Backes, the yarrows formed in 2002 in a once-abandoned boy scout lodge in rural New Jersey. Through a process of experimentation, desire, and plenty of failure, the yarrows delevoped immediate and often urgent songs, sweeping soundscapes, a sound that’s not naïve and not ironic, created with palpable care.

Discography

Plum (Emprean Record, 2007)
Untitled/This All Used To Be Farms (self-released EP, 2004); Eponymous (EP, 2002).

Streaming lots of places (e.g., village voice podcast http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0721,beghtol,76762,22.html).

Set List

Typical set is 45 minutes. Have played this year sets as short as 30 minutes and as long as 3 hours. No covers.