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Yeah Great Fine

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
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"Ok Sure!"

"[OK SURE!] Portland's Yeah Great Fine is truly a band for these Obama'd times, though it's less a yes-we-can than a why-the-hell-not? Familiar tones combine in unfamiliar ways, but the result is almost never dissonant or disconnected. It's a basement party to which everyone's invited, loaded up with amps and iBooks. Casio-melancholia bumps uglies with Chicago-NYC post-rock bass, softly staccato vocal bursts and lilting Sam Prekop-esque croons go sunny; we'll call it the post-grad politics of dance, the new spirit of aisle-jumping." - Willamette Week


"Absolutely floored"

“I was absolutely floored by what these musicians were doing. They successfully incorporate elements of prog-rock, punk, pop, electronica and about a zillion other influences into their cleverly arranged pastiche of sound. The energy of this band is contagious, and I highly recommend anyone who’s into compelling and original music to check them out. You won’t be disappointed.” -Matt Wagner (www.melophobe.com) - Matt Wagner


"Yeah Great Fine!"

“Yeah Great Fine would make a perfect soundtrack for an early-1990s Sega game about a robot with feelings. The band’s digital compositions are sonically less linear than your average electronic band, and they’re actually emotional—giving the local quintet’s sound a broader intent than just trying to get rugrats in neon purple skinny jeans and gold rompers to wig out on the dance floor.” – WHITNEY HAWKE (Williamette Week) - Willamette Week


Discography

Yeah Great Fine LP (2010)

Streaming @ yeahgreatfine.bandcamp.com

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Yeah Great Fine. Something we all say when we just don't care. Perhaps a comment on the general malaise of our generation (ourselves included). Mostly, an ironically spiritless label for a band that is anything but. Yeah Great Fine was born, like many bands, of a shared practice space and newly found free time, but also of a desire to create something new and vital.

We've all played in several bands and have seen countless others, and too often we walk away thinking, "I've heard that before". It's trite, but we wanted to make music that simply didn't exist yet; to share with audiences the sheer joy that we feel when we discover something completely unique.

Our influences are many: the lush vocal harmonies of the Beach Boys, the heavily layered approach of bands like Battles and Maps & Atlases, the pulsing groove of Ratatat, the dense polymeter of traditional West African rhythms and the counterpoint of the Strokes (and even J.S. Bach).

Known for our energetic and infectious live shows, we made a name for ourselves in the local Portland scene playing any party we could. Since then we have built our way up to playing some of Portland's most respected venues (Doug Fir Lounge, Mississippi Studios, Wonder Ballroom).

Most of the band (4/5 members) has spent time in Jared Mees & Grown Children, so early on we were taken under the wing of Jared Mees, who also owns Tender Loving Empire (Typhoon, Finn Riggins, Y La Bamba) and he has been an indispensable resource for us.

We've shared the stage with national acts such as the Walkmen, Free Energy (currently on tour with Weezer), Foreign Born, as well as beloved West Coast bands such as Finn Riggins (currently on tour with Built To Spill), Tartufi, and Typhoon. We have 40+ shows in Portland, several regional tours and a full west coast tour under our belt and are currently booking our longest tour to date for the spring.

Our debut album will be released on Nov. 16th.