Exclusive Song Premiere: ‘Freckles,’ You Me & Us

Published June 11, 2013

ABOVE: YOU ME & US. IMAGE COURTESY OF KYLE HENDRIX

June 21 marks the summer solstice, an event punctuated by the seasonal influx of cold beer, backyard grilling, road trips, and more superhero films than one can shake a bag of Kryptonite at. Palm Springs pop trio You Me & Us couldn’t have picked a better time to release their debut EP, Stay Inside, than two weeks from today.

Citing the highly Instagrammable imagery (“The waves, the waves…”) of their sun-splashed California peers, You Me & Us riff on an otherwise blasé formula by channeling it via a sea of elegiac sonic distortion. Paired with vocalist/guitarist Carlee Hendrix’s angelic murmur, the music chugs along in a slight and infectiously off-kilter manner—think Best Coast at a Slowdive concert—the effect, intoxicating. In the band’s own words: “Straight shots of fuzz pedal driven endorphins with a chaser of sugar sweet vocals.”

 

 

“I wanted to write a song about the parts of being in love that most love songs leave out,” says Hendrix of “Freckles,” which we’re pleased to debut. “I think that lasting romance isn’t about grand gestures or sappy movie moments, it’s something much more quiet and simple.”

STAY INSIDE RELEASES JUNE 25. FOR MORE ON YOU ME & US, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.