Synthesizing multiple musical influences while managing to sound original and coherent is a daunting task for any band. Chicago’s Oy Vey not only does this successfully on their debut, Botanical Curiosity, but they embrace it. Citing influences as broad ranging as MGMT, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen, Oy Vey takes bedroom rock to a new level with its blend of with bright pop melodies, solid rock instincts and inventive electronic accents to create music that is purposefully fun and danceable.
The duo, guitarist/vocalist Bryce Aubrey and keyboard player/vocalist Kevin Corcoran who have been collaborating since high school, even came up with their name while appreciating other’s music. While listening to the track “Feel The Love” by Cut Copy, Aubrey and Corcoran joked that one of the robotic voices sounded like it was saying “Oy Vey” over and over. Kevin made the remark that it would be a cool band name. Aubrey agreed. Thus, Oy Vey was born. Botanical Curiosity, thirteen tracks of well crafted, glimmering rock-pop, will be released August 30, 2011.
Oy Vey “Idiot” MP3: