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BY Higher Plains | 27-Apr-2016
Yoncalla is out 27 May 2016 via Cascine, Arch Hill in Australia, Rallye in Japan and Double Deer in Indonesia. Yumi Zouma are Sam Perry, Christie Simpson, Josh Burgess and Charlie Ryder. @YumiZouma #YumiZouma
Yumi Zouma
The effect is pure relief, like coming home after being away for too long and curling up in your own bed” - Pitchfork

"Yumi Zouma are set to release their debut album, Yoncalla, on May 27th via Cascine and have unveiled their next single “Barricade (Matter Of Fact)” - The FADER

Josh Burgess of the band explains how the song came together:

“Barricade was the first song that was really collaborative for us. I remember sitting on the floor in Charlie's apartment playing an unplugged bass, Charlie with an unplugged guitar and Christie humming out melodies. I hadn't worked on a track like that since I was in college. Around the mid-‘00s there was a real fetishization of 'solo musician in their bedroom writes indie pop masterpiece' which I think was a result of everyone getting MacBooks, multi track recording becoming seamless and people being sick of diplomatic creative arrangements. We worked that way (in isolation) on our first two EPs, but last year made a conscious effort to write together. It was never for the spontaneous element (the final version of ‘Barricade’ is a far cry from unplugged guitars and bass) rather, a way to squeeze the best ideas out of us and chop the strongest parts into a track.”