It’s been a few years since we last featured San Francisco rockers The Y Axes, and in that time they seem to have only improved in their craft of creating anthemic alt. Their new album, No Waves, is jam-packed with cosmos reaching riffs and hooks as the band explores sparkling new atmospheres in their already robust sound. Today, SIMGE is excited to share a stream of No Waves which The Y Axes further detail in their own words below.
“No Waves is about facing a rapidly changing world head-on, often thrashing to keep from being drowned by hopelessness and anxiety.
The album is simultaneously very personal and very congruent with the current moment, despite having begun to write the songs in late 2016. In the sense that we used to call ourselves ‘pop music from the future’, with No Waves it seems like we’ve finally caught up to the present.
Songs like ‘Nevertheless’ and ‘Get Away’ are about acknowledging the terrifying world we live in today- a world in flames in many senses of the word- but knowing this reality isn’t going away by ignoring it and not taking action.
Other songs, like ‘The Gap in Between’ and ‘Moon’ are anthems of confronting self-doubt, letting it swallow you because the reality can’t be worse that the anxieties constructed in your head.”