NEW MONDAY! THE Y AXES Burning Out
by Walter Price
In the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t all that long ago that burgeoning rockers The Y Axes were finding their footing with their version of blended post-punk jangle and 90s era alt-rock. Of course, their sound has been tweaked and honed over time, but some things have stayed pretty rock solid. Indelible hooks and zesty melodies, brilliant lyrics, and a production style that’s always felt huge.
All of these ingredients can be found in the outfit’s June 2021 release, “Burning Out”. A backbeat to die for, incredible guitar work (with a tasty AF solo!), and breezy vocals that beg you to sing along. But why write a review half a year after release, you ask. A fresh music video, of course. Directed by George S. Rosenthal, the promo is pure California. Beach vibes, living room performances, and layered imagery…you could say that it’s, fire!
Again, The Y Axes have come a long way since the days of the cosmic-themed songs of their inception, maybe the band is more grounded, per se. Whatever it is they have going on or what the future may hold, they’ve stayed consistent in their powers to write songs that both groove and say things worth thinking about.
You can stream “Burning Out” as well as see its fresh new music video, now at the GTC. And, please, Burn Out Responsibly…
THE Y AXES Burning Out
Band photo via Facebook
Music by The Y Axes
Production, The Complex-SF
Video directed by George S. Rosenthal
Edited by Alanna Taubert and GSR
“The Y Axes are a San Francisco-based indie outfit who play a unique blend of dreamy, synth-glossed pop and rhythmically robust rock. Having initially formed as a recording project by vocalist Alexi Rose Belchere and guitarist Devin Nelson, the duo decided to take on the project full time after premiering a set of songs at their space and prom-themed joint birthday party in July 2011. Bassist Jack Sundquist and drummer Paul Conroy joined in 2015 and early 2018 respectively to contribute their groovy and heavy rhythms to the quartet’s energetic recorded and live performance.” – bio (TMR)