New Music - You Am I, "Ain't It Funny How We Don't Talk Anymore"

Like their Canadian brethren The Tragically Hip, Australia’s You Am I is a hard rock band that has been churning out remarkable music for a long time. Also like the Hip, they have received little fanfare here in the States. In an effort to change that, the band recently signed with Yep Roc Records for its U.S. distribution, and released Convicts, their 7th studio album, and first in a long time to see widespread U.S. release. The songs of lead singer Tim Rogers & co. are consistently smart and energetic, influenced by such luminaries as Big Star, The Replacements, and The Rolling Stones.

Yep Roc has this to say about working with the band: “Legendary Australian rockers You Am I are touring the U.S. in support of their seventh studio album, Convicts, a freshly squeezed pint (and a half) of fresh brewed rock'n'roll soul juice recorded in 16 days in five different studios. Their first outing for Yep Roc Records, Convicts catches the band at its tightest AND loosest ever. Here's the deal - since 1992, You Am I have set an Australian record for three consecutive straight-in-at-No. 1 albums (Hi-Fi Way, Hourly Daily, No. 4 Record), bagged seven ARIAS, attracted legions of adoring fans, picked up some heavyweight admirers/touring partners (Oasis, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth), been asked to gig with their idols (The Who, The Rolling Stones), and given several foreign artists their first widespread exposure down under (The Strokes, The Detroit Cobras, The Dirtbombs). Not to mention they rock. So, we're excited to be working with them in the States.”

From the recently released Convicts, here is the first single:

MP3 :: Ain't It Funny How We Don't Talk Anymore

And the video:

Check back soon for more You Am I.

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