A Review of 'War' by Yeet

by Jo Dean

A Review of 'War' by Yeet

“War” is the second EP by self-described multi-genre weirdo poptimism band Yeet. It’s a travelogue through the four cardinal directions of ascendancy. Every song was a new kind of high, each filling out the corners of my brain. Overloaded ecstasy. They have a talent for taking me away, to somewhere brightly colored, dirty, glitching. It’s neon to its core, whatever that means to you (or to me).
Yeet is my favorite Philly band, I won’t hide my bias. They are unrestrained yet precise, explosive, and all-consuming. Seeing a Yeet show was seeing a tornado take human shape, electric sound. For a moment, my body would disappear and I was flying, feeling the rain on my face, feeling the lightning get too close, and letting it out for the End.

We all miss shows, but I miss those especially. They have a stage presence, a showmanship that’s intoxicating.
Neon. Shimmer. Consumption. Destruction. Ascension.

Now that I’ve rhapsodized about them and the past, let’s get into the nitty-gritty:

-IKWUR (And I Am Not Afraid) — A midnight bender, psychedelic and bittersweet. Pouted lips and heavy eyes. Funk-y, and then it’s not. A song to vandalize to. To steal to. To confront to. Who? Where? Just keep driving. Turn it up. The combination of cool, heart-thumping bass and twingy guitar that Yeet excels at.

-i’ll lead U up — You’re being led into the Fae realm, tricked by an unsettling and inviting smile — and not minding at all. You can’t tell if you’re ascending or descending, who you were or will be. But you’re going somewhere powerful. The DIY rock opera I’ve been waiting for, dreaming of. A journey you don’t realize you’re on until it’s over. In my room, far away from any twinkle-light basements, I felt Alli push into the pit again. If you want to remember what it felt like, this is your song.

-7DEADLYCIGS — Horror movie bunny hop. It’s the 50s, a teen prom, poodle skirts and shiny suits, and the kids are being picked out of the crowd one by one. You’re dancing in hospital socks and not sure how you got them. Your friend invited you to a show in an abandoned building in the middle of the woods; they’re gone, and everyone grins at you as you dance. You’re dancing in the bathroom and nearly slip. You bop your head, and can’t stop.

-Envy’ll Kill Ya — A sickly bright poisoned knife, someone slow and creeping. Breakup song, though I’m not sure it is one. A little off-kilter, a little swayed. The edible is bad, the absinthe was worse. Just go with it. Is it bad, or are you? The dissonant guitar leaves me with goosebumps, and yet I want to fall asleep. Give in, just a bit. Follow it out. You can trust it.

Favorite Track: i’ll lead U up

A Review of 'War' by Yeet

by Jo Dean

A Review of 'War' by Yeet

“War” is the second EP by self-described multi-genre weirdo poptimism band Yeet. It’s a travelogue through the four cardinal directions of ascendancy. Every song was a new kind of high, each filling out the corners of my brain. Overloaded ecstasy. They have a talent for taking me away, to somewhere brightly colored, dirty, glitching. It’s neon to its core, whatever that means to you (or to me).
Yeet is my favorite Philly band, I won’t hide my bias. They are unrestrained yet precise, explosive, and all-consuming. Seeing a Yeet show was seeing a tornado take human shape, electric sound. For a moment, my body would disappear and I was flying, feeling the rain on my face, feeling the lightning get too close, and letting it out for the End.

We all miss shows, but I miss those especially. They have a stage presence, a showmanship that’s intoxicating.
Neon. Shimmer. Consumption. Destruction. Ascension.

Now that I’ve rhapsodized about them and the past, let’s get into the nitty-gritty:

-IKWUR (And I Am Not Afraid) — A midnight bender, psychedelic and bittersweet. Pouted lips and heavy eyes. Funk-y, and then it’s not. A song to vandalize to. To steal to. To confront to. Who? Where? Just keep driving. Turn it up. The combination of cool, heart-thumping bass and twingy guitar that Yeet excels at.

-i’ll lead U up — You’re being led into the Fae realm, tricked by an unsettling and inviting smile — and not minding at all. You can’t tell if you’re ascending or descending, who you were or will be. But you’re going somewhere powerful. The DIY rock opera I’ve been waiting for, dreaming of. A journey you don’t realize you’re on until it’s over. In my room, far away from any twinkle-light basements, I felt Alli push into the pit again. If you want to remember what it felt like, this is your song.

-7DEADLYCIGS — Horror movie bunny hop. It’s the 50s, a teen prom, poodle skirts and shiny suits, and the kids are being picked out of the crowd one by one. You’re dancing in hospital socks and not sure how you got them. Your friend invited you to a show in an abandoned building in the middle of the woods; they’re gone, and everyone grins at you as you dance. You’re dancing in the bathroom and nearly slip. You bop your head, and can’t stop.

-Envy’ll Kill Ya — A sickly bright poisoned knife, someone slow and creeping. Breakup song, though I’m not sure it is one. A little off-kilter, a little swayed. The edible is bad, the absinthe was worse. Just go with it. Is it bad, or are you? The dissonant guitar leaves me with goosebumps, and yet I want to fall asleep. Give in, just a bit. Follow it out. You can trust it.

Favorite Track: i’ll lead U up