Yi to release debut EP1 via Hand Drawn Dracula


Toronto -- Yi debuted their new single "Ladyfingers" earlier today on Noisey.  Listen here.  The band will release their debut, EP1, via Hand Drawn Dracula on April 14th.  Pre-order here

Listen to EP1's first single "Not So Dead" here on The Line Of Best Fit who said: ""Not So Dead" starts with a wail of feedback before the track breaks out, driving forward with sludgy guitars and a nagging bassline, while Allen and Crowe echo each others' disaffected vocals."

Yi was formed in the winter of 2015 by Jordan Allen (Rolemodel) and Jesse Crowe (Beliefs) following their writing collaboration on the track “Until” for the Jordan's Rolemodel EP. The pair quickly accumulated enough material for two partnered EPs (coming soon via Hand Drawn Dracula).  EP1 features Yi's first single, “Not So Dead”, which draws influences from Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr., while EP2 draws influences from Massive Attack, Sneaker Pimps and Blur.

Yi's live band evolved in 2016 with the addition of Luke DurossPatrick McCormack(founding member of Beliefs), and Braeden Craig (Greys), and have thus far been building a home audience in Toronto before embarking towards future festivals and far away cities.


Yi Dates:
04/20/17   Toronto ON : Silver Dollar CMW w/ The Seams, Japanese Breakfast
04/05/17   Toronto ON : Baby G w/ Fresh Snow, Decorum