“She” by YIP YOPS – A Song Review and Concert Opportunities
YIP YOPS show their sophistication with their music and their ages only when it adds to the entertainment. They perform at venues, such as The Independent in San Francisco, that wouldn’t allow them to enter as fans because the event is restricted to 21 and over. And they show up in dazzling clothing, ready to generate a dazzling performance. The above picture shows the four members in thumbprint swirls, next to Lauren Ruth Ward.
But listen to the start of “She” to appreciate the musical sophistication of the YIP YOPS. And attend one of their shows to appreciate their performance energy and skill. Residents in or near the San Francisco Bay Area have two upcoming opportunites to see the band. YIP YOPS will support Lauren Ruth Ward in Santa Cruz on May 26, two days after opening for Too Many Zooz at The Independent. Indie Obsessive has made no secret that it is a fan of Lauren Ruth Ward and has enjoyed the busking-honed skills of Too Many Zooz, when the trio opened at The Fillmore in 2017.
“She” begins with a focus on a combination of percussion and slightly distanced vocals. The percussion isn’t limited to traditional components of a drum set. Determining the source of the “slapping” sound is another reason to catch a show by YIP YOPS. We aren’t typically as interested in a song that doesn’t include a guitar (other than the bass), but YIP YOPS bring male/female harmonization, strong basslines, and a synth that provides the higher frequencies sensibilities.
YIP YOPS are from Palm Desert, California. The members are lead singer and guitarist Ison Van Winkle, drummer Ross Murakami, bassist Jacob Gutierrez, and keyboardist/ vocalist Mari Brossfield.