Another Planet Entertainment Presents:
Debut EP out now via Neon Gold Records:
on plum vinyl: neon-gold-shop.myshopify.com/products/cathedrals-ep
w/ support from YASSOU:
Formed in upstate New York, now based in San Francisco, YASSOU is a six piece art pop band that makes tightly composed music with integrity. Anchored by the mesmerizing stage presence of lead-singer Lilie Hoy, YASSOU employs unconventional song structures, shifting time signatures, and stunning video storylines.
Compared to the likes of Radiohead and FKA twigs, Billboard has recently named YASSOU a band that “should to be on your radar”, while Delusions of Adequacy called them “what the people want.”
Their 2013 EP In Fits In Dreams garnered widespread press attention. A striking collection of songs, it features the vocals of former Smashing Pumpkins’ bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur. In 2015, they released an untitled Video EP, a six song project crafted around a singular story and emotional experience. Released in an “album cycle” of single videos, NYLON pronounced the EP as “redefining the album” in our current era of digital democracy. The videos were created and co-directed by Hoy, alongside various Bay Area artists and exemplifies YASSOU’s creative allure.
YASSOU premiered their first full-length composition at the Louisville Ballet this September to standing ovations. Alongside the works of Tchaikovsky and Philip Glass, their performance is part of the 2016-17 season and was accompanied by the Louisville Symphony and the ballet’s original choreography. YASSOU began 2016 opening for The National and is now filming their next video project.
“You fall in love with their sound, their image, and their message all at the same time” wrote Apes on Tape in a 2015 interview. Dark yet ethereal, YASSOU embodies an art that is bold, emotional, and immediate.