Band of the Day

2014.06.04

Y LUV

Spirited indie pop for summer road trips through long stretches of desert landscapes
Light was shining like it has got to groove, I'm driftin' away yo.
lyrics from Driftin

Y LUV is made up of Freddy Janney, Sam Nardella, and Luke Hanna. Janney and Nardella’s roots go back to Boston where the duo attended elementary school together. After moving to the West Coast to study at the University of Southern California, they met up with Hanna, solidifying the band’s line-up.

Since forming, Y LUV has racked up some impressive tour stats playing alongside Capital Cities, Tokyo Police Club, Penguin Prison, The Knocks, The Crystal Method and Robert DeLong among others. In 2012, the band was hand-selected by fellow Voodoo performer AWOLNATION to perform live on the main stage at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans which led to playing non-stop in 2013 with highlights including appearances at Glastonbury and Bonnaroo.

Bringing a unique sound that’s been compared to U2 and Kings of Leon with a psychedelic touch, the unsigned indie outfit has accumulated over 450,000 Spotify plays on their latest single, “Driftin”. Y LUV will continue to play out this spring and summer — check iluvyluv.com for the most up-to-date information.