START MAKING SENSE

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Our new album, Start Making Sense, was released on May 8, 2020! It is available through all major streaming and downloading platforms, including Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes, Amazon, TIDAL, YouTube, Deezer, and Google Play.

Here is a video for “Once the Toothpaste Is Out of Its Tube.” The footage is from our recording sessions for Start Making Sense!

REVIEWS:
Cleveland Scene
Eclectic Music Lover
Cool Cleveland
Poprock Record
Powerpopaholic
The Music Files

RADIO & PODCAST AIRPLAY:
Northern Pirate Radio has played “Trying to Take It All In,” “Hills You’re Willing to Die On,” and “Once the Toothpaste Is Out of Its Tube.”
The Music Authority has played “Waiting for Life to Start Making Sense,” “Just Keep Being Nice,” “Once the Toothpaste Is Out of Its Tube,” “Hills You’re Willing to Die On,” “Why Do I Dwell On Things?,” “String a Few Nice Words Together,” and “Trying to Take It All In.”
Power Pop Overdose has played “Trying to Take It All In.”
Indie Pop Takeout has played “Once the Toothpaste Is Out of Its Tube.”
Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More has played “Waiting for Life to Start Making Sense” and “Just Keep Being Nice.”
Radio Indie Alliance featured “Why Do I Dwell On Things?” on their Top 40 list for the week of July 6th.

SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS:
A Cup of Music includes “On Again, Off Again.”
Cheers to Sunday includes “Why Do I Dwell On Things?”
Songs Beyond the Spotlight Vol. 1 includes “Hills You’re Willing to Die On.”
Summer Breeze includes “String a Few Nice Words Together.”


Please tweet us (@YAFtheband) to let us know what you think of the new album!

SOME MORE AIRPLAY FOR ‘START MAKING SENSE’!

It has been so much fun tuning in to radio shows and podcasts to hear songs from Start Making Sense these past few days!

On Saturday, Indie Pop Takeout played “Once the Toothpaste Is Out of Its Tube” and Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More played “Waiting for Life to Start Making Sense.” This morning, The Music Authority played “Why Do I Dwell On Things?” (just the latest in the bunch of our tunes that Jim Prell has played).

Thank you so much to these wonderful DJs for playing our music and helping us spread the word about Start Making Sense!

INDIE POP TAKEOUT & ICE CREAM MAN POWER POP AND MORE — TOMORROW!

Tomorrow is going to be fun for us!

Chipper Saam is going to play one of the songs from our new album on his Indie Pop Takeout show tomorrow morning! That show airs on Neighborhood Weekly Radio from 9:00-11:00AM EST. Here is a link to their Facebook page:
facebook.com/indiepoptakeout/

As we mentioned a few days ago, Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More is also going to play one of our songs! That show airs at 2pm EST tomorrow (you’ll see Wayne Lundqvist Ford advertising it as 7pm GMT and 8pm CET since Target Radio is based in the UK and he lives in Sweden). Here is a link:
icecreammanpowerpop1967.podomatic.com

We are truly honored that our new songs are getting some airplay from these two awesome power pop shows! We hope that you’ll be able to tune in!

POWERPOPAHOLIC’S REVIEW OF OUR NEW ALBUM!

Thanks to Powerpopaholic for posting a short but sweet review of our Start Making Sense album. We really appreciate Aaron taking the time to encourage his readers and followers to check us out! (Nick Lowe is mentioned in the same post too, which is pretty darn cool!)
https://www.powerpopaholic.com/2020/06/freebies-and-eps-the-turnback-nick-lowe-brad-marino-brian-mello-youre-among-friends-nick-bertling-portable-radio-the-amplifier-heads.html

‘ENJOY LIFE & HALF A THOUGHT’ RELEASED 10 YEARS AGO TODAY!

Our Enjoy Life & Half a Thought single was released on June 11, 2010! If you want to help us celebrate a decade of these two tunes, they are available on Bandcamp, iTunes and Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, TIDAL, YouTube, Google Play, etc.

This single was pretty special for a few reasons… It was a brief reunion with our original drummer, Chris Tarka, who was already out of the band for a couple of years by that point. Our good friend, Ben Gilbert, played saxophone and contributed some backing vocals on “Enjoy Life.” These recordings were produced by Clint Covey (who also produced our self-titled debut album a few years before that). Lesley Katzenmeyer designed the artwork.

Cleveland Scene correctly pointed out that “Enjoy Life” seems to be “Elvis Costello-inspired,” but a touch of vintage rhythm & blues sweetness also shines through thanks in part to Ben’s saxophone playing. “Half a Thought” has a Small Faces soul-pop groove and an outro jam that sounds like early Steely Dan.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to enjoy this little blast from the past!