You Blew It share “Greenwood”
Their earlier records were indebted to the sounds of Mike and Tim Kinsella (including an EP on Jade Tree, home of a few classic Kinsella bands), but Abendrot has the band venturing into more atmospheric territory. Sometimes it sounds a little like early Manchester Orchestra, but mostly it puts YBI in the group of modern emo bands finding ways to push the sound forward rather than “revive” older versions of it. (This group includes their labelmates Foxing and Into It. Over It., plus TWIABP, Pianos Become the Teeth, The Hotelier, and a few others.) Highlights of YBI’s earlier records like “Award of the Year Award” were fun, but it was during the Abendrot songs where YBI really felt like a band on the verge of a breakthrough.
I wrote the above about You Blew It when they played Irving Plaza last month on their recent tour with Taking Back Sunday. Today they released a new song from that upcoming album, "Greenwood." Singer Tanner Jones told SPIN, "During [a bike ride], I wandered into the city’s historic Greenwood Cemetery. As I searched for the grave of one of the city’s founders, this song materialized as a contemplation of death. I like to imagine that it doubles as a love song to the city, too. I still haven’t found that grave." Listen:
Abendrot was produced by Evan Weiss and it drops on November 11 via YBI's new label home, Triple Crown.