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Dude York | Photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN

Our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session is with the Seattle trio Dude York! Gradually formed out of a lo-fi side project, Dude York released their second full-length, Sincerely, earlier this year on Hardly Art. The band’s penchant for hooky power pop is melded (and melted) with a veritable army of distortion pedals. The result is a sweet-and-sour approach to breakups, breakdowns and celebrating your own damn self.

Our session opens the same way the album does, with Peter Richards‘ layered guitar work kicking serving as a deceptively floaty intro to the searing “Black Jack.” Bassist Claire England spars with Richards on the back-and-forth “Tonight” and takes the lead on the band’s masterpiece, the anthemic “Love Is.” As a bonus, the band digs deep into the album for a performance of “Something In The Way,” which showcases drummer Andrew Hall‘s incredibly nimble touch as he navigates the song’s shifting tempos.

Stream and download the complete Dude York IRHP session below, watch a video of the band’s performance of “Love Is” via Vuhaus and check out Tiana Timmerberg’s photos from the studio below:

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