We are very excited to announce the signing of Chalk and Numbers to our Publishing Roster!
Chalk and Numbers is an indie pop duo consisting of Sable Yong (of Year of the Tiger) and Andrew Pierce (of Nouvellas and The New Rags) from Brooklyn, NY. They create nostalgic 60s influenced pop, injecting a joyous feel into their music, reminiscent of early Beach Boys. Yong’s effortless vocals carry you through tales of boyfriends, romances and breakups, whilst maintaining a melodic, guitar laden, swing beat.
Sable Young's lovely vocals and Andrew Pierce's hooky songs make Chalk & Numbers' modern update of classic girl group sounds a nice surprise. Too often when people try to re-create the era, they go for an authentic sound but forget to write songs anywhere near as compelling as the originals. Not the case on the duo's second EP, Parade, as the five tunes here are all memorable and sound great no matter what time period they came out of. Whether bopping along with a gum-snapping strut ("Boy," "Things You Do"), swaying in reverb-heavy melancholy ("In the Dark"), or displaying plenty of melodrama on big ballads like "So Much for the Bay" and the EP's best song, "Pretty Colors," the group always displays a firm grip on both dynamics and melodies. Pierce's arrangements are perfectly constructed, the production is clean but scuffed enough to give the sound a vintage tinge, and like any girl group singer worth her mascara, Young bleeds sincerity with her guileless vocals. It's a wonderful little record that deserves some attention from anyone with a soft spot for well-done girl group updates.
Watch the video for "Pretty Colors" off the Parade EP: http://youtu.be/dbm4FErHFKo
Stream the Parade EP Here: (hyperlink here with this link): http://chalkandnumbers.bandcamp.com/album/parade-ep
"A girl group-drenched dollop of wonderfulness." -The Guardian
Debut EP ‘He Knew’ has critics comparing Yong to such performers as Nancy Sinatra and Glaswegian band Camera Obscura. The album is filled with modern takes on swinging 60s classics full of sweet girl group goodness.
Watch new video ‘Let’s Go Away’ HERE:
'He Knew' has been getting some great reviews, see what the critics are saying:
'Chalk and Numbers’ He Knew EP sounds like She & Him might have if Zooey Deschanel had paired with Saturday Looks Good To Me’s Fred Thomas instead of M. Ward... All the songs are charming stuff, recorded with just enough analog edge to recall the classics’ feel without submerging completely in hero-worship.' RAWKBLOG
'He Knew is a six-track triumph of true, vintage sound starting with the title-track, “He Knew”. The entire album is energetic and focused – with attention to detail in each song.' DeadJournalist