yMusic to tour with Ben Folds!
The time has nearly come! Later this month, yMusic will be embarking on a 4-week tour US tour with none other than Ben Folds! As you may have heard, yMusic has been working with Ben for the last 8 months on a very exciting collaborative album, slated for fall release. The collaborative tracks with yMusic will share space with Ben’s Piano Concerto, which he recorded with the Nashville Symphony. In concert, the group will join Ben for tracks from the forthcoming album as well as goodies from his back catalog, and will even find time to play a few pieces from its own repertoire! Click here for the official word from Ben’s camp and here for the full list of tour dates. (Please note that May 4 and June 14-28 are solo performances without yMusic)
yMusic welcomes Gabriel Cabezas!
yMusic may be a young group, but we’re a bit old-fashioned too. We believe in courtship, and cocktails before dinner. As such, we have taken our time, nearly to a fault, to share an exciting piece of news. Let us pose it to you as a series of questions. Has anyone noticed a young, dashing cellist onstage with us recently? Have you been bowled over by a low-end sonic assault and wondered if we’d added a bassist? Did your friends notice an extra empty bottle of Chablis on our dressing room floor? Good eyes, team!
We think it’s high time to make the following official announcement: Gabriel Cabezas, a Costa Rican cellist by way of Chicago, is the newest member of yMusic! He’s been a guest with the group since March of 2014, when he learned our entire repertoire on a week’s notice for a concert in Columbia, SC. Since then, we’ve had the privilege of only a handful of yMusic concerts with him, but he’s already participated in a few of our collaborative events, namely with Blake Mills and Sam Green. Gabriel will be making his recording debut with yMusic on our forthcoming album with Ben Folds, to be released sometime in 2015. In the meantime, look for him onstage and take a trip to his website to find out more about this massive talent and lovely person. We hope you enjoy him even half as much as we do!
Rob in NY Times Style Section
All those years of vintage shopping finally paid off: Mr. Moose landed in the New York Times‘ Sunday Style section! (6 weeks ago…) The article is part of the Up Next series that profiles *relatively* young artists and entrepreneurs. In addition to raiding his fridge and photographing him on the roof, The Times managed to get a little conversation going about yMusic’s sophomore album, Balance Problems. They even touched on the upcoming collaborative album with Ben Folds, with whom yMusic is currently in Nashville to finish tracking. Click here to read the full piece, and Happy New Year!
Balance Problems in stores now!
Step right up and drink in our latest offering! In keeping with the tradition of two word album titles starting with the letter B, we humbly submit to you the following: Balance Problems, available September 30 from New Amsterdam Records. This album was recorded at Phish’ Barn studio in Vermont by Alex Venguer, produced and mixed by Son Lux, and features compositions by some of the best young composers out there: Timothy Andres, Marcos Balter, Mark Dancigers, Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, Sufjan Stevens and Jeremy Turner! We are extremely proud of Balance Problems, and desperately want to put it in your hands. As such, it is available now from Bandcamp, both digitally and as a compact disc.