The Milwaukee-based sonic melting pot that is No No Yeah Okay released their newest project today, an EP called Cabal. In this EP the band showcases their evolution as musicians as well as performers. Addicting and punchy, the lush synths will swallow you whole and spit you out on the other side.
Throughout Cabal’s tracklist the band experiments with the seemingly incompatible mixture of chill and urgency. Combining “Make Believe”, with its laid back vocals and steady beat, and the energetic “What Can I Say”, the album takes listeners on a journey. Through the stylistic twist and turns of each member’s influence, a broader narrative emerges through the debut project. A story that contains scenarios and messages that are relatable to most anyone; the rise and fall of your first serious relationship. No No Yeah Okay had quickly become established as a unique sonic presence delivered by an elevated focus on aesthetics and narrative substance.
Like Dual, Cabal follows a thematic throughline that portrays the varying abstract forms of identity and what it is to augment your identity to fulfill the perceptions of others. For a group who was still discovering their own identity, Cabal is phenomenally cohesive and persuasive in its musical message. Their drive to create interesting music has awarded No No Yeah Okay with opportunities to take their sound to the public on larger-than-life stages. Everything from Summerfest to NBA halftime shows. As their library of instrumentals grows and their perspective deepens, who knows where this band will take us next.