What if Paul Simon was not born in 1941 (thanks, Wikipedia!) but somewhere closer to 1990? What if instead of writing songs about feeling groovy on the 59th St Bridge, Paul the millennial wrote songs with Back to the Future references? The result would likely be You Won’t, an indie-folk duo consisting of Josh Aroudse and Raky Sastri. “Fat and Happy,” the opening track of debut album Skeptic Goodbye, has all the major-key happiness and sweet harmony that Simon is known for, but with a Vampire Weekend-like edge. Skeptic Goodbye is a pleasant early-morning record without going too far into Wes Anderson twee territory (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
Come early this Saturday for You Won’t, and stay for the luscious sounds of Lucius.
And keep it going for the beautiful vocal stylings of Pearl and the Beard.
You Won’t are playing the Bell House in Brooklyn this Saturday night, Dec. 1, opening for Pearl and The Beard and Lucius. $15, doors open at 8:30. Buy tickets HERE.