Single Name: The Ruins
Label: Neon Gold
Single Release Date: February 22nd
â€œTheir synth-heavy pop songs– reminiscent of early Phoenix or Tahiti 80, only less French and with a firm grounding in 1980s pop– were a crowd favoriteâ€ -Pitchfork
â€œElectro pop slingers and all-around rad-as-fuck party synth deities, Yes Giantess are already huge, you just don’t know it yetâ€ – Culture of Me
“Wall of synths and treasure chest of hooks” – The Boston Herald
“Hyper-melodic and super-rhythmic” â€“ NME
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The Boston foursome Yes Giantess is ready to become a household name in 2010. They’re unleashing some of the biggest jams you’ll hear all year, starting off with their US debut single â€œThe Ruins.â€ Produced by Starsmith — the acclaimed British beatmaker lurking behind Ellie Goulding’s shadow –â€œThe Ruinsâ€ veers towards the darker end of the pop spectrum. With a gut-rumbling bassline, pulsing and hypnotic synth wizardry, and an undeniable hook, this one may very well call for repeat listens. The 7″ is backed by B-side â€œCall My Name,â€ a light R&B jam to a forlorn lady.
The video is directed by the Brooklyn duo of Ben McIntire and Danny Abel. The 1930s-sci-fi-inspired epic features femme fatale robots, a kidnapping, and heavy fog; all of which perfectly compliment â€œThe Ruinsâ€™â€ insistent, throbbing brand of pop.
â€œThe Ruinsâ€ will be released by cool-pop-tastemaker-du-jour Neon Gold, the team that first brought you Passion Pit, Marina & The Diamonds and Ellie Goulding.
Also keep an eye out for a slew of remixes coming from some of the hottest new young players about. The band will be providing unique video content to complement each remix – all of which will be available online.
On the strength of their previous release, â€œTuff â€˜n Stuffâ€ / â€œYou Were Youngâ€ (Out on Neon Gold, produced by Passion Pitâ€™s Ayad Al-Adhamy) Yes Giantess erupted through the blog world and onto international dance floors – including Osheaga Festival, Latitude Festival, and The Great Escape Festival. With â€œThe Ruinsâ€ the band expands the concept even further, showcasing a keen ear for pop that ranges from lighthearted grooves to dark, pulsing dance floor anthems.
2009 was certainly a fun time on the road for Yes Giantess, both stateside and overseas. They found themselves touring with Little Boots, Calvin Harris, Marina and The Diamonds, and MSTRKRFT. But 2010 is shaping up to be bigger and better as they prepare to embark on their first 2010 tour with UK pop phenom La Roux.
Tour Dates w/ La Roux:
2/1/10 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
2/3/10 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
2/5/10 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
2/6/10 Ottawa, ON @ Capital
2/10/10 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
2/11/10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Plus Yes Giantess will be playing NYC at Santos Party House Wed, January 27 @ 9pm
More on Yes Giantess:
Birthed at the nexus of 2008 and 2009, Yes Giantess emerged from the accelerating Boston dance scene and sought to blend the concept of energetic performance with deep electronic musicianship. Live, the band plays equal parts mad scientists and Prince era heartbreakers as they craft intense electro-bangers that keep up with even the most rowdy of DJ-hungry crowds.
The band have just finished recording tracks with high profile pop producers including Liam Howe (Marina and the Diamonds / Sneaker Pimps), Charlie Hugall (Florence & The Machine), Pascal Gabriel (Kylie / S-Xpress), The Knocks, and Starsmith (Ellie Goulding). Not to mention remixes theyâ€™ve done for the likes of The Temper Trap, Asher Roth, Passion Pit, Neon Trees, Erik Hassle, and many others.
Ryan Brockington @NY Post says:
“I asked the fellas of Temper if they had any brilliant remixes of the song PopWrap could offer up for free and they simply answered, yes. Boston up and comers Yes Giantess did the remix, and if
The Temper Trap’s original version of this song didn’t make you want to rule the world, this version will.”