Madness! YVETTE and Extra Life Wallop Your Brain With “Cold Sweat” And “Righteous Seed”

A recurring series of audio WTFs and head-twitching, spine-tingling experimental fun (tr)icks.


We’ve known YVETTE for a while, and dudes have been grinding harrrrrd, playing DIY shows galore throughout Brooklyn and New York like they don’t need to sleep or eat. The duo — consisting of Noah Kardos-Fein and Rick Daniel — make noise rock with mad percussive chops. This new track, “Cold Sweat,” is definitely the most acessible material from them so far, and the decision certainly bodes well for their future. For starters — love from Pitchfork and Stereogum, which seems a bit unlikely — but really what’s important here is that this new track has a bit more polish on it and a better recording job, giving those who wouldn’t normally be into this type of dirtiness something to actually “get.” Below, “Cold Sweat” from their upcoming Erosion/Cold Sweat 7″ (out physically March 27th on God Mode and digitaly February 14th) along with the older “With Fangs,” from their self-titled EP from way back in 2009.

Listen to YVETTE’s “Cold Sweat”DOWNLOAD MP3

Listen to YVETTE’s “With Fangs”DOWNLOAD MP3

Extra Life

Extra Life are like the scab you hate to have but can’t stop picking at, and kind of miss once you’ve picked it completely away. They’re the type of band Karla Hernandez describes as
“like an abstract painting where a viewer’s eyes have a hard time focusing on one point,” and Thad McKraken describes as “a downright batshit-insane and utterly creepy vibe.” This new track, “Righteous Seed,” is a preview from their upcoming album, Dream Seeds.

Dream Seeds will be the band’s third full-length album, and will be a concept album — seven songs on the a series of nightmares which involved little children. The goal, according to the press release, is to “look to the subconscious and to the young, in search of innocence, morality and even prophecy.” Evidently, frontman Charlie Looker is a elementary school teacher, which seems to parallel the themes in the song themselves, in some strange way…

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

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