Escape Key play rambling garage rock. Founded in 2008 by husband and wife Matt Hannah (guitar/vocals) and Crystal Yakacki (bass/vocals), they chalked up a string of live dates on the Big apple's club circuit. Their EP None of Them Are You, with Bryna Greene on drums, was recorded by Jason LaFarge (of Swans fame).
he NYC trio have a bare bones approach to their music. The songs are "in-your-face", no frills and gimmicks, laid down with a "set up, plug in, roll tape, next song" attitude that sounds fresh and intimate. Matt Hannah's vocals have some trouble reaching the higher registers, sounding a bit like Tom Verlaine, with Crystal Yakacki channeling Kim Deal. Somebody hand a copy of this album to The Strokes. They might learn something about keeping it real.
- No Light
- Vanish in the Air
- Stars Start Fading
- With You
MP3: Escape Key - Vanish in the Air
MP3: Escape Key - Go