IMPOSE MAGAZINE – Brooklyn, NY
After being lucky enough to indulge in an early listen of You Are Plural’s new album, Rabbit Rabbit, due out December 1, I can say with assurance that the indie-pop scene is in for an upheaval. Hailing from Olympia, WA, You Are Plural consists of drummer Chad Austinson, and the multitalented Ephriam Nagler and Jen Grady, both of whom have voices of angels; Nagler’s trenchant and lucid vocals sound uncannily similar to those of Sufjan Stevens. Pair that with the instrumental coupling of a Wurlitzer and cello and we see a door opened into a new corner of modern day pop music.Tracks like “The Best is Yet To Come,” show off their capacity for song writing as the trio modestly sits back while sneakily entrancing us with complex melodies through minimalistic arrangements. Yet to get a full feel for their large range of attack, “We Are Cold,” features huge emcompassing classical strings that play off the fragile tone of the Wurlizter, showcasing the emotion put into this album. Check out a couple songs from the album below.
The Stranger – Seattle, WA
You Are Plural make propulsive and shadowy music. Using an unlikely combination of cellos and Wurlitzer organ, the Olympia band tends to flicker and dash like an animal’s eye-shine in a darkened forest. Rapidly scintillating, yet pulsating with a nocturnal intensity, my favorite songs of theirs are brisk, energizing, and defiantly hopeful.
CITY WEEKLY – Salt Lake City, UT
Indie-rock trio You Are Plural hail from the enchanted forests of the Pacific Northwest (Olympia, Wash., specifically), so it’s no surprise that they’d pen lyrics like, “Raised in the shadows of forest at night/ It’s calming to see your eyes in mine,” from “Rabbit Rabbit.” The tune is the first single from and the title of the band’s upcoming album, due to be released later this summer. You Are Plural’s dreamy sound is created with only a Wurlitzer electric piano, cello and percussion, as well as the goosebumps-raising harmonies of Jen Grady’s nymph-like voice and Ephriam Nagler’s rich and resonant one, but the beautiful soundscapes they create are lush and expansive. If elves danced to anything other than harps and flutes at their woodland parties, they’d dig You Are Plural.