You Won’t is a indie-folk outfit from Massachusetts. Though I call them “indie-folk,” the truth is that their sound is genre defying. Their debut album, Skeptic Goodbye, is an eclectic mix of 12 songs that pull from the worlds of folk, indie-rock, garage rock, soul, and blues. When a group tackles a variety of styles, usually some work well and others fall flat. You Won’t is a venerable music chameleon. No matter what genre they find themselves in, it seems to fit. This is due in part to the unique tone of lead singer Josh Arnoudse, but also because the band doesn’t try to do too much. Although they are soundshifters, they don’t let themselves get bogged down with too much instrumentation. This allows them to produce songs of various genres while retaining a sound that is unique to them.
Labels or no labels, Skeptic Goodbye is one of my favorite records of 2012, and one you should get familiar with.
Recommended Songs: “Three Car Garage,” “Fat and Happy,” “Who Knew,” “Dance Moves,” “Television”
You Won’t performs “Three Car Garage” for Big Ugly Yellow Couch