New Music Critique: Yony

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Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Indie Rock

Spearheaded by Mike Cionni, this Los Angeles-based quintet specialize in a fun pop-rock vibe akin to, say, Fountains of Wayne and Death Cab, with Cionni’s voice providing the appropriate tone on upbeat tunes such as the dancey “Leave Our Heads Behind.” Cionni sings a cappella on “Drift Away” until the band bursts forth with guitars, synths, a rollicking organ and some nice “oohs and ahhs” from female backups. Cionni’s vocals are best on ”More Truth Than Fiction,” another upbeat but nevertheless biting commentary on an unfortunate reality of modern life.  As adept as this band is, we feel their recordings could do more to capture, project  and enhance the dynamics and vitality that’s still untapped.