Chicago indiepop band Very Truly Yours will perform Wednesday, May 13 at Café Nine, 250 State St., in New Haven, Conn. Opening for the band will be Connecticut-based pop band Death To New England and New Haven staple The Tyler Trudeau Attempt.
Very Truly Yours describe themselves as “end-of-summer-going-into-winter pop.” They site such bands as Yo La Tengo, Heavenly, Camera Obscura and The Aislers Set as influences.
The band’s hometown newspaper, The Chicago Sun-Times said the following:
Cute in that “Danger! Kimya Dawson/’Juno’ soundtrack” way, guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist Kristine Capua, guitarist Lisle Mitnik, bassist Dan Hyatt and drummer Andy Rogers redeem themselves from falling on the wrong side of twee via the undeniable appeal of the gentle, romantic and lilting melodies of songs such as “Every Little Word” and “Homesick.”
Connecticut pop outfit Death To New England is the latest incarnation of New Haven indiepop darlings, The Battlecats. The band also includes a member of another Connecticut favorite, Joanie Loves Tchotchkes. Remember all the buzz about the Battlecats and how they’d pack out Cafe Nine? Well Death To New England deserves all the same buzz.
The New Haven Advocate said about The Battlecats in a Dec. 2006 article:
They have tunes which are difficult to avoid singing along to, coordinated suits, and multiple songs about simply being called The Battlecats. …
The Tyler Trudeau Attempt has been compared to Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, The Ramones and Richard Hell. Really it’s just awesome pop music. They can be seen on stages all over the state of Connecticut.
The New Haven Advocate said the following about The Tyler Trudeau Attempt’s EP, In My Despair I Took Up Painting:
[In My Despair, I Took Up Painting is] an EP brimming with social satire, gleeful punk music, enough organ for a prog band and Trudeau’s instantly recognizable whine… The TTA looks back to the roots of punk and finds something immensely energetic, often hilarious and always political. On top of that, it’s catchy as hell.
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Very Truly Yours will perform with Death To New England and The Tyler Trudeau Attempt, Wednesday, May 13 at Café Nine, 250 State St., in New Haven, Conn. The show is FREE and 21+. Doors open at 9 p.m. Music begins at 10 p.m.