Way Yes' "Herringbone" EP presents a bizarre composite of indie pop, electronica and global folk music - a stirring and singular sound unlike anything else Columbus has to offer.

Way Yes' "Herringbone" EP presents a bizarre composite of indie pop, electronica and global folk music - a stirring and singular sound unlike anything else Columbus has to offer.

Glenn Davis, Travis Hall and Dylan Meister didn't set out to be different. They just wanted to take a band seriously for once after joking around in previous projects like TI-83 Plus. So after Hall took on electronic insanity with New York Titty and Davis dabbled in uber-cutesy folk under the name I Woke Up, I Did the Same Thing, they reunited with former bandmate Meister and let the creation commence.

"This band kind of came out of an attempt to meet somewhere in the middle," Davis said.

The result is pulsating electro-organic island music that sounds like Paul Simon backed by a friendly band of alien Muppets. "Herringbone" is streaked with twee's melancholy introspection and goofy sense of humor, with traces of carefree Afropop and buoyant club music woven into the futuristic fabric.

Right now they're seeing how much sound they can get out of three members and a sampler, the setup they'll bring to Friday's show at Kobo with Old Worlds and Lemia Belus. The aim is to incorporate more players as the sound continues to evolve, as it has significantly since the band started in January.

Back then they were using the name Black Love, but a Los Angeles band with the same name wrote them a lengthy, comically emotional cease-and-desist message.

"The longer they described what their band name meant to them, the less I wanted it to be our band name," Davis said.

Way Yes is more appropriate anyway for a band so silly yet life-affirming.

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