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“Quite the sonic experimenters”

For a minimal folk band, Yearbook Committee are quite the sonic experimenters, peppering their two records with bluegrass jams, ambient pop and even some straightforward folk rock songs.”

Operation Every Band (highlight review)

“On the universe’s front porch”

“an instrument-switching, vocalist-rotating, everybody-writing sextet with a love of grassroots music and the people who love it back. Dig: The Innocence Mission and Steve Earle trade licks and whittling techniques on the universe’s front porch.”

– CityBeat (Cincinnati)

“An artistic endeavor devoid of ego”

“an artistic endeavor devoid of ego, a creative gathering that functions to accomplish one thing: an amalgamation of their best ideas and talents that results in the unique sound that is Yearbook Committee.”

– Austin Fusion Magazine, “SXSW 2012: Meet, Shoot and Live Acoustic performances at Cedar Creek Studio

“Orchestral Folk Out”

“Indiana’s Yearbook Committee falls under the orchestral folk out umbrella, but has a slightly darker sound than expected, though their range is wide with rotating songwriters in the band.”

Operation Every Band

“Simple gems”

“‘Like Seasons Overlapping’ gives off a wonderful Glen Hansard/Swell Season/Damien Rice vibe and the lyrics contain simple gems like ‘You and I are like seasons overlapping.’ The crescendo up to a trumpet release reminds me a bit of Sufjan Stevens.”

– Shawn Katuwapitiya, “SXSW Preview: Yearbook Committee,” Katuwapitiya music blog

“One harmonious unit”

“This band of six musicians have broken out of the traditional form of what makes up a band and in turn are playing as one whole harmonious unit, literally.”

– Emily Speakes, SXSW

Carla Borsoi

“They look like they met on a yearbook committee, with the sort of adorable nerdiness you recognize in all those who cut & paste images of everyone else in school. These multi-instrumentalists were interesting – breaking out a cookie sheet to make noise at one point, overlaying it all with sweet vocals. My favorite is their song Watermelon. You’ll be humming it for days.”

– Carla Borsoi, SXSW 2011 Re-Cap