West Philly's Yeenar is upbeat and nonchalant on new EP Nonbloomer - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Yeenar | photo by Will Steacy | via facebook.com/yeenar

West Philly alternative quartet Yeenar formed several years ago, but didn’t make their official debut until April of 2018 with their singles “Little Man” and “Wasting Time”. They put out two albums last year as well, Baseball & Chain and Freeze!, the latter consisting of a staggering 20 tracks. Now the group has just released their new EP Nonbloomer, which contains previously released single “Sinnerspit” along with four other “slacker pop” tunes, as the group self-proclaims.

Nonbloomer has a certain upbeat nonchalantness to it. Opening track “Lottery”, for example, shares feel-good riffs, exuberant drum rolls, and light backup ‘ooh’s, but its lead vocals are monotonous and blunt, and a beautiful contrast results. “Sinnerspit” moves more towards rock with heavy guitar crescendos, but “Love That Money Can Buy” brings things back down to chatty and acoustic. The energy rises again for the strikingly percussive “Dblister” and the EP tastefully concludes with “Ruf9″‘s hazy chaos.

Nonbloomer’s tracks are perfectly placed, making for a dynamic work with pleasing ebbs and flows. Yeenar will play MilkBoy on Saturday August 17th as they open for fellow alt-rockers Dionysia. Tickets are available here. Listen to “Lottery” below.

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