If you’re looking for a snack but can’t decide between salty or sweet, look no further. Yeti‘s 3rd mini-album, 砂糖と塩 (Satou to Shio) drops this Wednesday, April 30th!
You can preview Satou to Shio‘s tracks in the video above, courtesy of Yeti’s Official YouTube Channel. It’s hard to place their sound because they take influence from so many genres, and they certainly don’t sound like the stereotypical indies visual kei band. They have a very pleasant, well-balanced modern alternative rock sound, like late-aughts Radwimps but with more variety. It’s a surprising, toned-down look and cleaner arrangement compared to vocalist Satoshi Suzuki and drummer Naoki Tamura‘s previous collaboration. You may remember them as vocalist Emiru and support drummer Natsuki from 愛狂います。 (Aicle.).
Naoki previously went by “Natsuki” as a member of Irokui., as well, and the other members are familiar faces, too: bassist Bikkey was Serial Number‘s Hibiki, and guitarist Yukihisa Aramaki hails from umbrella and a short-lived indie band .EXE, where he went by Senna. A bit confusing to keep track of, but suffice it to say, Yeti’s current lineup is young but experienced. While they’re all bringing something different to the table, it all melds together quite nicely for a refreshing, honest, and multi-dimensional sound.
They had their first oneman on March 16th of last year, which quickly sold out, hopefully foretelling of the success in store for this ensemble. But they’re not sitting around waiting for success to come knocking, and Satou to Shio is their next step towards that goal. This will be the band’s third mini-album – and third release, at that – over their one-plus year history, and from the previews, it seems to be taking a less technical, experimental direction. Nonetheless, the songs are a mix of mellow and maniac, so of the six tracks, there’s sure to be one to suit your mood.
Yeti | 3rd Mini-Album 砂糖と塩 (Satou to Shio)
Release date April 30, 2014
¥2681 (tax incl.)
And, as is the norm, Yeti isn’t going to just drop this album and walk away. They’ve already planned a short oneman tour, aptly titled Satou to Shio, consisting of three dates in May. As a show of appreciation, all three of these onemans will be followed by handshake sessions for all fans.
Yeti 2014 ONEMAN LIVE TOUR Satou to Shio
May 17 (SAT) Nagoya ell.SIZE
May 18 (SUN) Shinsaibashi CLAPPER
May 24 (SAT) Shibuya club asia
All dates OPEN 17:00 | START 17:30
Advance ¥3000 through e-plus
If you’re wondering why the tour is so short, it probably has something to with just how busy Yeti will be the next few months, with a schedule packed with event lives, sponsoring lives, and in-store events.
As a sidenote, Yeti recently updated their group and individual member photos on their profile page, in addition to their header photo. You may enjoy their stylish new rags or the grammatically correct taglines displayed prominently all over their home page. You can catch some off-shots on Twitter, too!
Finally, drummer Naoki‘s birthday just passed on the 24th, so take to Twitter and send him belated birthday wishes!
Source: Yeti OHP