"yOya continue to conquer with each release… “Go North” is not only an instruction but an inspiring one." - Buzzbands.LA
"Very near unequaled … this is a band to be reckoned with." - Radio Free Silver Lake
yOya is the project of longtime songwriting partners Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich. Natives of Corvallis, Ore. and friends since the fifth grade, Pfender and Dietterich grew up to the sound of rain in the fir trees and 'Graceland' on cassette. When the duo moved to California to study music they found themselves semi-consciously absorbing the electronic sounds of the LA scene. What emerged was yOya's unique mix of folk-hearted songs, intricate vocal harmony, gritty synths, and thundering electronic beats.
With a full-length album, an EP, and several singles to their name, yOya has toured extensively through the United States, sharing stages with Phox, Bleachers, Dawes, RJD2, Moses Sumney, Avi Buffalo, and many others. They have also made appearances at SXSW and CMJ Music Marathon. The band will release new music in summer of 2015.
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