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Reviews for Lost in Here...

The Bay Bridged

The post-punk/shoegaze quintet bring those genres into new territory with their newest release. Drawing on the traditional use of delay and guitar effects, the group incorporates experimental facets into their slow, waltz-esque sound. It’s a testament to the power of slow, but meaningful, instrumentation and hypnotic melodies. Lost In Here is literally a way to get lost in thought. “Dust Bowl” is sludgy in nature, but utterly captivating in a rhythmic way; “Persephone” is a heartbreaking serenade in slow alternative rock, and it’s damn good.

WordKrapht

"It is a strong debut album that flows from shoe-gazing stoner rock to post-punk psychedelic; it lulls you into the space the band creates and begs you to follow them on their journey. The multi-cultured influences can be heard as we get the almost ambient English/European rock feel that can be traced back to the early days of Pink Floyd, rolled in more modern bands with hints of The Verve, and even older Radiohead, combined with the kick, grit, and liveliness of American rock and roll."

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Mojophenia

‘Your Cannons’ have a refined sound that perfectly accentuates each band member’s musical contribution like they’ve all commandeered an individually coloured spotlight, flicking on and off with a recurring change in tone, the sound produces a woozy and almost indefinable edge to what is already a stockpile of carefully calibrated gems. West Coast Art-Rock with a wealth of divergent influences, this multi-national five-piece manage to daze and confuse through an array of luxuriously buzzing hyper-riffs – ‘Slate Skies’ below is a confident place to start.

Sn Francisc’s ‘Your Cannons’ Release Their Debut 


The DNA Lounge

Your Cannons makes dreamy indie rock in a haze of whining guitar, bouncy basslines, lots of delay, and psychedelic melodies. The five piece is thoroughly entrenched in San Francisco now, but they traveled far and wide to get here -- with members from Denver, Oxford, and Stockholm. Sultry guitar solos, disenchanted vocals, layers and layers of instrumentals, and a general feeling of gloom via shoegazey lyrics (ex. "that shame won't go away/'cause that shame is yours forever") makes Your Cannons a good candidate to cure summertime blues with spacey rock music. They are a dark yet evocative band for our modern age, working hard to make gloom fun again with appropriately dirge-y song titles like "Filthy Lustre" and "Dust Bowl." Your Cannon's debut album, "Lost In Here," rides the wave from slow building psych rock to revelatory post punk madness with just enough experimentation to keep it stimulating -- it's a perfect rainy day listen. Expect a torrent of solos from each of their three guitarists, methodically rambling shoegaze, and hypnotic musicianship from Your Cannons' live set.

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Reviews for the Dust Bowl EP...






The five members of Your Cannons live and play in San Francisco, but they all moved recently from various far-flung places around the world. Chris (Guitar) and Andrew (Guitar/Vox) are from Oxford, Daniel (Guitar) is from Stockholm, Jeff (Drums) is from Colorado and Brendan (Bass) is from the Bay Area. They started out in 2008 and recorded EP Dust Bowl in early 2009. Andrew tells me, “We recorded the EP over a 12 hour, midnight to noon session, attempting to record everything as live as possible.”
The EP certainly has a music-at-midnight feel that suits Your Cannons down to the
ground – it feels like a slow-motion mosh in a room filled with red strobe lights. The EP is only three tracks long but the musicians are clearly accomplished and the songwriting has a pathway, a goal, if you like, that’s easy to pick up on and listen to. I make a point of mentioning “High Noon”, a melodic, ‘whirly’ track with some great vocal trims – my favourite on the EP. The title track “Dust Bowl” is dreamy and dark, with hints of distortion, like a good cocktail. Nothing massively groundbreaking, but good to listen to. And “Only A Mile” sees a short-shift up into more indie-rock territory, some FX-y, hooky cool.
Musically? Very sound indeed, if you’ll pardon the pun. Lyrically? Yeah, pretty good. It takes a good range of soundscapes too, from the minimalist guitar/beats to full pedals, distortion and all the trimmings and trappings. All in all? I like this a lot, especially for a debut EP. There are some production gaps, and obviously room for sound development, but you can’t expect everything all at once. For now, you should all come and join me in the red strobe room.

8/10

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Reviews for High Noon...

The San Francisco Chronicle

Your Cannons - A Must For Break-ups

If you have just broken up with your significant other and you're putting together a break-up mix, which I'm sure you do if you're reading here with the rest of us, the local band Your Cannons is a definite must include on that mix. 
In fact, they make me want to have a girlfriend, so I can break up with her and just cry my eyes out while listening to their song High Noon on repeat.

Groovy fuzzed out guitars, in a slow melodic way is what Your Cannons do best. Well, and they break your heart, with a tenderness that puts the pieces back together.

Your Cannons perform at Kimo's on August 31st. $5. 9 p.m.

But wait, there's more. Check out this great video filmed in San Francisco and play the I Know Where That Is game...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Iu3DUSaKI

SF Chronicle Blog "Off-The-Record" from Tony DuShane


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/offtherecord/detail?entry_id=70919


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Reviews for EP2...
The Boy Kicked Out At The World

       Two EP’s into a promising career and Your Cannons are exploring a dark terrain combining distortion and vivid soundscapes in equal measure. While EP2 may not immediately catch the listener’s attention in the same way as High Noon from the Dust Bowl EP  the band have certainly made giant steps forward in style and song construction.
     While comparisons to shoegaze are obvious in the deep set vocals, distortion and reverb, it is perhaps the spirit of Neil Young that most shines through, especially on EP opener and stand out track 18. It draws the listener into a world that feels both expansive and claustrophobic; it’s dark, brooding and fragile.
      Filthy Lustre continues this path; it still has many of the strengths of 18 but sounds a little more forced. It has the feel of the band exploring their sound rather than pushing forward; which makes Siberia even more of a gem. The gentle intro with soft drum rolls before Andrew Chamings delivers his most confidant vocals on the EP; then we have things broken down midway through to allow the strength of Your Cannons soundscape style to sweep through the song. The EP closes with Sparks, a more traditionally sculpted song but one that suggests that Your Cannons have plenty more for the future.







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