Yea-Ming and The Rumors’ So, Bird… is Both Familiar and Revelatory

There are strong strains of counterculture-era California folk in ‘So, Bird…,’ but also sumptuous, updated sonics. There is pained memory and willed forgetting, and a beautifully strained tug-of-war between. First impressions like glue. Spotting somebody’s funky get-up, one wonders if the rest of her closet reflects comparable levels of fineness-in-finery. Hooting and cackling at a [...]

California Indie-Folksters Yea-Ming and The Rumours Return with Advance Single from Sophomore LP

It’s the plain singing punctuated by bursts of plaintive wailing. It’s the bare instrumentation that’s never barren. It’s skippy jangle crossed with snappy jingle. It’s Yea-Ming and The Rumours in top form. Only love can break your heart, Neil Young famously crowed. Written during his Laurel Canyon years, the atmosphere was then rife with a [...]