Terribly Yours, the New Wave indie project of Brooklyn’s Sean Bones, is pleased to release his new single “No Genius,” a dysfunctional break up song with a nod to OMD and The Cars. Terribly Yours will play its first show on Friday, February 5 at the Bowery Electric.
Last year Sean Bones put away the maracas and started jamming at home with a drum machine. The decision was influenced in part by certain life changes (ahem… fatherhood) and the excess of baby gear piling up in spaces that used to fit band mates. Ever adaptive, he took the opportunity to work alone – juxtaposing synths, pop and a new wave of “whoa!” crashing all around. This project would be called Terribly Yours.
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The list of songs grew and so did the time since Sean shared new work. “It started to feel like I was sound tracking a movie no one would see. The songs were special to me and without a regular group of musicians involved, I became apprehensive about releasing anything. I’ve always had some kind of plan. Here I felt I only had a sound, which I described as terribly mine.”
He eventually found musical collaborators for the project including mixer Nate Martinez, Matt Mondonile (Real Estate, Ducktails), Drew Fischer (Kevin Morby, White Fence), and others. Late last year the first single from Terribly Yours was released titled “Answered Prayers” via Mermaid Ave (Hinds, Tei Shi). A bizarre music video that captures our man dancing his way through Macy’s came next gaining nods from Noisey and Stereogum.
This year will see a lot more music from Terribly Yours starting with the single “No Genius.” The song began with a lyric idea that came to him “on the way back to the market after forgetting apple sauce or something. I’m always dissing myself on these walks of shame.”
From the “China Girl”- like opening riff to the gaudy bass line, Sean peddles memorable one liners, “you’re the icing without the cake, smoke n mirrors and prison breaks” over a track reminiscent of OMD and The Cars. As with the other songs on the imminent TY debut, there’s musical experimentation and embellished reflections on ordinary life, spun by a dude who’s trying “to get it all done in one night.” Here’s to planting a seed and watching it grow.