Ya Ya Boom

Ya Ya Boom

 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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In the desert, the colors are off, blown-out. It's the quality of the light from a brutal sun so close. In that weird glare, Ya Ya Boom grew. Maybe that's why the band sounds the way it does, the sonics vivid and warped, the beats like kernels in dry heat, the voices layered and saturated.

Biography

The colors are off in the desert, blown-out. It's the quality of the light from a brutal sun so close.

In that weird glare, Ya Ya Boom grew. Maybe that's why the band sounds the way it does, the sonics vivid and warped, the beats like kernels in dry heat, the voices layered and saturated.

It's a rock band. Vocals (Marisa Demarco), bass (Monica Demarco) and guitar (Carlos J.R. Garcia) and drums (Ryan Jarvis).

But the clever timing, the orchestration, the atypical harmonies and the vocal brawn make it more difficult to nail down beyond that. Power prog pop? Maybe. Orchestral pop rox? Sure. Punk, like back in the day before the genre went rigid? Ok. Ya Ya Boom has been described all of these ways.

The band released it's fourth LP in late November 2010. "Balloon Heart" sees Ya Ya Boom reaching across its borders, though still happily in its element. The song lineup is diverse: A big bar rock song bangs its chest near experiments in blending effects; a simple dance number sweats on a creepy operatic track. Through the genre hopping, the band's skill and personality provide the glue.

With a slot at South By Southwest this year and an ever-growing touring schedule, look for Ya Ya Boom in a club/ coffee shop/ house party/ DIY venue near you.

Contact marisa.demarco@gmail.com

Discography

Balloon Heart (2010/2011)
Isn't Pretty
Pink Insides
What Grenade?!?

Set List

1. Blood Blister 4:38
2. Rock Isn't Pretty 3:52
3. Beat on My Bones 3:48
4. Wind-Up Toy 3:50
5. Below the Fold 3:50
6. Swarm 3:54
7. Sugar 2:50
8. Bronze Bell 3:33
9. Those Mouths 4:17
10. Calling Card 2:30
11. Give It Salt 3:55
12. Frosty Garden 3:55

This set comes out to about 45 minutes, though we have additional material up to about an hour or an hour and 15 minutes at the ready. More is available but requires advanced notice. We do a few Cure covers and some Jackson 5 on occasion.