Yourself and the Air making waves

I wasn't familiar with Yourself and the Air before their EP, Friend Of All Breeds, landed in my Inbox. If you, like I was, are unfamiliar with the group, let me introduce you.

The Chicago group formed in 2006 and released their first EP, Cold Outside Brings Heavy Thoughts to Think, the next year. Now they're back with Friend of All Breeds, an extraordinary blend of post-rock instrumentals, pop-friendly melodies and pained vocals. Yourself and the Air's music captivates -- some tracks are creepy and haunting, others rousing and triumphant.

"Like The Pixies, Yourself and the Air are experts at building songs around distinct guitar movements that shift seamlessly into one another on a smooth rotation. Best of all, they do it without sounding like a shallow imitation." - Tiny Mix Tapes

"Friend Of All Breeds has a worried heart, certain it has been mistreated and desperate to understand why." - Illinois Entertainer

"The delicious music created by suburban Chicago 5-piece Yourself & the Air is urban and jangly, yet spaced-out with a dreamlike quality — akin to the soundtrack to a twisted kids movie delivered with an eerie calm, climactic structures and relentless rhythms." - chicago INNERVIEW

Yeah. So you should be a fan. You can hear Yourself and the Air on Future Perfect Radio now. Get to it.

Yourself on the Air was also recently featured on Daytrotter. Check out their session here.

Tour dates after the break!

7.16 - The Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS
7.17 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO
7.18 - Bash's - Lubbock, TX
7.20 - Notsuoh - Houston, TX
7.21 - The Mohawk - Austin, TX
7.22 - Rubbergloves Rehearsal - Denton, TX
7.23 - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack - Little Rock, AR
7.24 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
7.25 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
7.26 - The End - Nashville TN
7.27 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
7.28 - Southgate House Parlor - Newport, KY
7.29 - Circus - Columbus, OH
7.30 - Vollrath Tavern - Indianapolis, IN
7.31 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
8.1 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL