Massachusetts twosome Yon Won’t wander through the folk-rock wilderness with some dynamite melodies to guide them along the way, and differentiate themselves from the pack of talented-but-underrated bands that navigate those same waters. Their latest record Skeptic Goodbye is an impressive batch of songs.
Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri met in high school more than a decade ago, and judging by Skeptic Goodbye, the pair know each other’s moves well. The album makes use of a host of instruments and and some wonderfully-written lyrics dreamed up by Arnoudse. There are several tracks here that could get their hooks — both literal and figurative — into you and never let you go. Apparently, the duo retreated to the woods of Littleton, Massachusetts late last year to flesh out Arnoudse’s lyrical and melodic ideas, and Skeptic Goodbye is the record they emerged with.
We would all be lucky to emerge from creative retreats with the same kind of quality.
Check out three songs from Skeptic Goodbye below, and grab “Who Knew” for free. You can stream the whole album from the group’s bandcamp page, which is linked below.