NYC noise punks Yvette have a new EP called Time Management coming out soon. Today they shared the latest preview, a frantic two-minute brain-driller with the winking title “Calm And Content.” Frontman Noah Kardos-Fein explained to NME why the band sounds extra urgent this time out:
Time Management is the first batch of songs written with Dale [Eisinger, drums/synths/effects]. After tours with Sleigh Bells and Liturgy and a show with Factory Floor, we wanted to write songs that just ripped right out of the gate.
We became obsessed with how mantras work. So much of stress and time management is about repetition. I wanted to challenge myself to write lyrics that could be said over and over again to the point that I entered a zen-like state upon repetition, sort of like saying “om.”
If [2013 album] Process was a meditation on the sounds of mechanical objects, this is a kind of meditation on the sounds of mechanical behaviour. What is more mechanical than time management? What happens to your brain and body when you keep to a brutally mechanical schedule?
Time Management is out 10/2 on Godmode, or 10/30 as part of Godmode’s six-EP collection You’ve Been Sweating Wrong Your Whole Life.