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Way Yes

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Columbus, Ohio, United States
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"Way Yes on Revolt Music Blog"

"Herringbone is one of those great little albums that is able to create a little world that’s all its own, pulling the listener in so deeply that even the fact that one of the singers sounds eerily like Kermit the Frog on the song “Cinnamon” doesn’t feel too shocking when put in context. It’s one of those nice little EPs that gives you the ability to let go and let it carry you away to wherever it’s heading. " - Revolt

"Record Dept. Music Reviews"

"The breezy, tropical vibe that Way Yes produces shares a lot of similarities with Vampire Weekend, but with an Ohio 'edge.'" - Record Dept.

"Blow The Scene (Way Yes "Herringbone" Review)"

"It’s hard to say no to Way Yes. Whether it’s the Muppet-like vocals or the island inspired beats – the duo has managed to create one of the year’s most unique releases while living in the land of the bland.

Columbus, Ohio, an often overlooked Midwestern rose between two urban thorns, isn’t necessary the first location that you might associate with a breezy worldbeat indie band, but Glenn Davis and Travis Hall have transformed the banks of the Scioto River into Kokomo. " - Blow The Scene

"Awaiting The Flood Album Review: Way Yes – “Herringbone”"

"This stuff is super-approachable, feel-good music that is sure to make you miss summer already." - Awaiting The Flood

"Newdust.com Way Yes – "Herringbone""

"This EP is fantastic from start to finish." - Newdust

"Columbus Alive! Bands to Watch 2011 (Way Yes)"

"Pretty much instantly, Way Yes became one of the city's most buzzed-about bands." - Columbus Alive!

"Pasta Primavera Quick Hits: Way Yes"

"If you see me smiling or perhaps evening skipping a bit today its because I’m completely lost in the happiness soaked afro-beat Graceland covered by Bobby McFarrin music of Ohio’s Way Yes. Specifically their Herringbone EP. If you were ever in need of a pick me up, go grab this gem over at their bandcamp. " - Pasta Primavera

"FAME Review of Walkability by Way Yes"

"Light, breezy, filled with sunshine from tropic islands and upbeat African rhythms atop folk baselines, the five cuts here are deceptive and irresistible, often layered to provide a lush back resonance as the trio lays down happy-go-lucky melodics. In this day and age, Walkability is not only good music but medicine as well. My prescription? Listen before, during, and after work, avoid television and radio, walk along the beach (forest, prairie, whatever you have nearby), and then pass along to a friend." - FAME Review

"Way Yes' Walkability on Indie Rock Reviews"

"How this sound came from the Midwest is beyond me, but Walkability by Way Yes is well worth the listen." - Indie Rock Reviews

"Performer Magazine Reviews Walkability"

"[Way Yes' EP] Walkability deserves to have the attention of every psychedelic loving, memory savoring and indie-popping ear around the world. With guitar tones constantly medicated by delays and tremolos, and vocals having smothered in sincere warmth, an appreciation for Way Yes is effortless and automatic." - Performer Magazine


Walkability (EP, Winter 2010)

Herringbone (EP, Summer 2010)



After years of banging keyboards in various humorously titled projects, Hall and Davis formed the group that is paradoxically their most serious and playful. Their first recorded statement, Herringbone, was a breezy and uplifting affair – amalgamating the joyous Afrobeat of originator Fela Kuti and the Soukous vibes of Nico Kasanda with the quirk of Beat Happening and the light psychedelic flourishes and childhood naivety of Animal Collective. However, Way Yes are quite deceptive songwriters, and they demonstrate their prowess on all cylinders with their newest EP – Walkability.

Hiding heavy lyrical content under the positive tropical vibes, Walkability addresses everything from death of loved ones to the existential crises of the daily grind. Additionally, the five songs of Walkability make masterful use of sonic space, keeping the instrumentation sparse and the reverb heavy to provide a deceivingly introspective experience against the layered dance rhythms. While myriad themes and emotions lie under the service of Way Yes, their primary directive was certainly accomplished – a sonically diverse windows-down, exuberant listening experience. As Travis explains “I think we both like to keep music ‘light’ if that makes sense. I like the juxtaposition of darker subject matter with more uplifting/breezy music. We just want the music to naturally make people feel good.” Walkability is a declaration of a young band masterfully and rapidly maturing.