In quick fashion, YAMN has taken their vision of the live electronic genre to new heights and they plan to unveil their latest live installment at the famed Mishawaka Amphitheatre on June 19 as the headlining act. Fresh off a momentous performance at the Summer Camp Festival in Illinois, the four-piece is antsy to get back in front of their Colorado allegiance with one of their biggest shows to date.
Born of Breckenridge, CO, in 2007, YAMN has been re-arranging the live electronic genre to fit their good-natured mountain spirit since day one. Once dubbed by a writer as “progressive-electro-trance-fusion with Colorado Jam Rock enthusiasm,” it’s quite difficult to fit this band into a box that needs to be labeled. They are explorers of not just sound, but sight and creativity, leading fans through a chase of sonic themes and into a night of dancing.
Brian Hamilton leads the charge on guitars and vocals, executing timely riffs with enthusiastic vocals, a good portion of which capture the essence of mountain life. All of the guys pitch in on vocals, creating a chorus that layers well the rhythm section made up of bassist David Duart and drummer Adam Ebensberger. Ryan Ebarb’s work on the keyboards and guitar is often gritty, yet at times as eloquent as the elite of organists. Ebensberger and Duart are the wheels of a sound that seems to capture a road trip, with the other half steering via calling melodies that hint at bluegrass, funk and everything else on the list of genre. Not to be forgotten is the fifth member of the band: a stage show and lighting rig that will intoxicate the eyes.
YAMN is not following in the footsteps of other live electronic bands, but carving out there own niche. For two years Colorado has been dancing away nights to their grooves, and with more shows to be announced in-state through June, fans will be eager to travel as the band lands itself on concert bills in other states.
For more information about the band, visit: www.myspace.com/yamnit or www.yamnit.com.
For information about their show at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, visit: http://www.mishawakaconcerts.com