Jacob Boll, Trevor Smith, Laura Stancil, Phil Stancil, from left. Photo by Jacob Boll.
Ever since their origins as a family band playing folk music in their native Michigan, The Morning Yells have been growing - sonically, geographically and in numbers. Now based in L.A., the band consists of siblings Phil & Laura Stancil, Trevor Smith, and Jacob Boll. The group has a knack for writing songs that are familiar and new at once, blending Heartland Rock, Americana, Pop, and Psychedelia with ease. Comparisons to Big Star, The War on Drugs, Tom Petty, and Fleetwood Mac are common mentions at their live show.
In late 2017 the band released its first EP, Proper Wilted, which received praise for its song craft, vocal harmonies, and nods to classic folk. In the span of a mere five songs, the band adeptly covers a variety of genres, from the opener “Must Be You,” an easy-breezy number that sounds like Fleetwood Mac’s 70’s heyday if it were laid down in Motown-era Detroit, to the authentic 60’s country of “She Knows Exactly What She’s Doing”. The effort was a thoughtful and gorgeous showcase of craft and collaboration.
2018 found the band traversing the state of California and greater West Coast for live shows, while recording their debut LP with engineer/producer Clay Blair at Boulevard Recording in Hollywood, California. Their full length debut “On The Lash” is due out on May 17, 2019, with West Coast tour dates through July.
PROPER WILTED EP - 2017
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