Release Date: Mar 18, 2016
Record label: Sonic Cathedral
Rising from the ashes of underrated psych-progsters Cyann & Ben, Yeti Lane reputedly devised their curious moniker by amalgamating Amon Düül II’s Yeti with The Beatles’ Penny Lane. The versatile French duo have since performed alchemical musical marvels of their own; not least on 2012’s acclaimed The Echo Show wherein they seamlessly blended elements of Kraftwerk and LCD Soundsystem with squalling, My Bloody Valentine-esque overload. The band recently hinted that the events which have shaken their native Paris over the past 12 months influenced the shape of their long-awaited third LP.
Whilst Sonic Cathedral’s operations have been dominated by the young and hungry output of Spectres and The Vacant Lots lately, the label hasn’t forgotten the artists that fuelled earlier release schedules. Hence, when French duo Yeti Lane completed a long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s The Echo Show, Sonic Cathedral was fully-primed to deliver the recorded goods to the shelves. Interestingly too, the twosome of Cédric Benyoucef (vocals/guitar) and Charlie Boyer (drums/electronics) now echo – whether intentionally or not – the steely visions and noise levels of their more youthful labelmates with L’Aurore.