Years are determined to tell the truth. Pop music doesn’t have to suck and it doesn’t have to be neutered. Years’ melodies are both catchy and hard-hitting and their lyrics are honest. Formed in 2008, Years have evolved into the tight quartet of brothers who, when not making music and playing shows, can be found eating chili and talking about the weather. Tory plays drums and votes libertarian. Adam plays bass guitar and writes the code. Duane plays guitar and maintains the equilibrium. And Jordan sings, plays guitar and tells most of the stories.
After four years, a few lineup changes, hundreds of live shows and countless hours locked in a musty basement, Years have emerged with an album that well represents their journey and their stories. “It Can Kill” is a ten-track opus on the coming of age - still uncertain of whether life and love destroy us or heal us. The album begins in angst and continues on a path toward acceptance. Not relinquishment to a hopeless reality but embracing a life that fulfills us.
Years’ live show is unmatched among independent bands. They bring ferocious energy matched by a meticulously crafted performance - a polished, dynamic congruence among all four members. One thing is clear: they believe in the songs they play and they have a message to deliver.