Yossarian Lives formed himself in 2007 out of the ashes of pop-rock trio What Tommy Said. He learned to play the piano circa 8 years of age, and started on guitar at 12. Several novelty instruments later he took up his first RPM Challenge in 2007. Though he is now a member of Dublin indie supergroup Brazen Lungs, as each new February approaches Yossarian Lives' heart always pitches towards www.rpmchallenge.com with a faint murmur of "Just one more go..." Please listen to 2007's Adam's Rib and 2010's The Uncanny Valley and spread the word about Yossarian Lives!
Alternative, ,Alternative Folk
Do people still use the word 'jamboree'? Well then, it's a jamboree of musical delights, with one or two pieces of pure filler.
The Uncanny Valley(2010)
This May, Yossarian Lives will release his eagerly-awaited second album, 'The Uncanny Valley'. Its ten tracks expand upon the electro-acousto-pop of his 2007 debut 'Adam's Rib' and branches out into big-band waltzes, ukele emigration ballads and alt-country. Central to the album is the theory of the 'uncanny valley', which conerns man's emotional response to robots. The theory goes that, as robots become ever more lifelike, our emotional response to them will turn from postitive ("Wow, it looks so real!") to outright revulsion ("Oh, the humanity!"). However, as robots grow even closer to mimicking humans, our response will shift back to being positive ("Aw, how could I have hated someone so cute?"). This sharp dip and ensuing rise in positivity is the theory's 'valley'. 'The Uncanny Valley' explores themes of love, death and robots in songs such as 'You, Disassembled', 'Not Quite Her' and 'Don't Tread On Me'. It was recorded by Rob Shiels in February 2010 as part of the RPM Challenge, and contains the s