5 rad singer-songwriters 500

by Carly Schorman – Erin Rae “Putting on Airs” If you don’t know Erin Rae yet, you better make that a priority today. This Tennessee-raised songwriter approaches modern indie folk like she’s stringing together a flower wreath in 1971.  There’s something forthright about the earthy Americana of Erin Rae andRead More →

Americana singles 500

by Carly Schorman – Of The Valley “Italy” Brian DellaValle, the songwriter behind Of The Valley, divides his time between Copenhagen and Toronto, but hopefully he’ll put a stateside tour on his to-do list because I’m so obsessed right now. “Italy” conveys a certain stolen intimacy; like a secretly witnessed exchange ofRead More →

songs 500

by Carly Schorman – The Wanda Junes “All Roads End” The Wanda Junes released a brand new album, Today, on cassette last week, but they teased fans with this closing number beforehand. “All Roads End” has a solemnity that feels hard won through hard living. And the sentiments contained within the lyrics areRead More →

by Carly Schorman – Bobby Baritone “Shaving Private Ryan” Bobby Baritone has a low-key indie style that makes me think he’d mesh well with in Phoenix. Maybe we’ll get a chance to find out this summer when the Seattle performer sets off on tour. Matthew Fildey is the songwriter behind theRead More →

indie singles 500

by Carly Schorman – Mt. Joy “Mt. Joy” In the year(+) since Mt. Joy hit the music scene, they’ve certainly cultivated a fanbase for their buoyant indie sound and have more than 18 million Spotify streams to prove it. The L.A. (by way of Philadelphia) act dropped this s/t singleRead More →

awesome americana 500

Courtney Marie Andrews “Kindness of Strangers” We might remember Courtney Marie Andrews from her rapscallion days of playing guitar off Roosevelt Row, but she’s been moving on up in the musical world and sharing her smokey, Southwestern style of Americana with new audiences. “Kindness of Strangers” comes to us fromRead More →

5 Mellow New Singles 500

by Carly Schorman – Edwin “I’m Only Gone” “I’m Only Gone” is the sweeping closer to Edwin’s 4-track EP, You Have No Idea, Man. Clocking in at more than six minutes, Edwin will take you on an introspective journey through the ups and downs of relationships with an honesty that I thinkRead More →

2017 favorites

Let’s go back to YabYum’s core principle: connecting new artists to new audiences. What does that mean exactly? It means we want to help artists on the rise. We like hearing those first demos, those debut EPs, the music video your friend helped you make over the weekend. We’re certainlyRead More →

americana music videos 500

Francesca Blanchard “Free” French-American singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard now calls Vermont home, but her rich and earthy voice is being carried well beyond the maple region. Her latest single, “Free”, was featured on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy which has created quite a bit of buzz for this up-and-coming artist. Facebook –Read More →

alt-folk 500

by Carly Schorman – Little Quirks “Run Away” The family band known as Little Quirks takes a moody turn on their latest single, “Run Away”. The alt-folk trio is comprised of sisters Abbey and Mia, along with their cousin Jaymi. As soon as “Run Away” kicks off, you’ll be drawn into theRead More →

by Carly Schorman – Jeremy Tuplin “Astronaut” Jeremy Tuplin released the song “Astronaut” in prelude to his latest album, I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut, which came out on Sept. 29th. Tuplin’s melancholy voice anchors the listener while the underlying instrumentation provides a sense of drifting. Combining synth elements and powerfulRead More →

americana 500

Courtney Marie Andrews “Irene” John Murry “Wrong Man” Steve Benjamins “Purification Ritual” Simon Alexander “Won’t Be Found” The Lonesome Wilderness “Stay Out of the Sun” Beyries “Son” Murder Murder “I’ve Always Been A Gambler”Read More →