YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES
Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes (or YY1KXY for the impatient) has certainly weathered the storm in the 7 years since releasing their debut LP through Broken World Media. From multiple lineup changes, gear setbacks and financial struggles, to vocalist/songwriter Dan Hagendorf’s health crises exacerbated by America’s failing healthcare system, the band has faced a barrage of challenges. And if that wasn't enough, the pandemic threw another wrench in the works, delaying the release of their sophomore album by a whopping four years from its original 2019 release date.
With that context, you might expect that the album is a product of its circumstances, full of the same frustration, despair, and anticapitalist rage that must have encapsulated its creation. And while those elements are certainly present, YY1KXY taps into something much deeper, something counterintuitive: hope. In spite of all evidence to the contrary, YY1KXY wants you to know that optimism is not only possible, but the ultimate act of rebellion against a system designed to make you give up before you even start.