You, You’re Awesome (Cincinnati)
Besides possessing one of the best band names ever, You, You’re Awesome is also one of Cincinnati’s more endearing and entertaining original acts, both live and on record. The duo features drummer Kevin Bayer’s energetic and musical live drums and Yusef Quotah on keys and other electronic tools. Every song YYA plays is different, with Quotah coaxing a kaleidoscopic range of sounds out of his machines to create an aural collage that draws from various EDM sources, as well as other genres, video games and vintage analog synthesizers. The duo, which has found success with shows outside of the city (including dates at the Forecastle Festival and CMJ’s Music Marathon), has released several EPs and 2011’s full-length debut, Good Point, Whoever Said That.
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