Published on May 1, 2012 | by Jack O'Connell1
CARE Releases “Yellow Trumpet Comforter Swan”
Brothers Justin and Josiah Majetich, along with childhood friend Robbie Vacik, grew up in Geauga County and have been making music together since they were in high school. When they departed for college, Justin began writing music that took the trio in a new musical direction. They called this new project CARE and introduced their new music in the summer of 2010 at Geauga County’s own Welcome Fest. Over the next year, they recruited their friend Jackson Hall to play lead guitar and continued to write songs for a debut album. They recorded in basements and bedrooms of Geauga County with the help of their friend Alex Previty, a sound engineer and Chardon native.
Josiah Majetich – Drums ; Jackson Hall – Lead Guitar ; Robbie Vacik – Bass ;
Justin Majetich – Guitar / Vocals
After much anticipation, CARE released “Yellow Trumpet Comforter Swan” on April 24, 2012. “It’s a piece more or less obsessed with anxieties of growing older, pangs of loneliness, and hints of mystery greater than ourselves, yet immanent and feeling. We’re incredibly proud of this album, which besides the audio, also features four panels of art and design work that we created ourselves”, declares Justin.
After giving the album a few listens through, I have to say, I am quite impressed. “YTCS” is an energetic and raw indie rock experience that is vacant of any tiresome pop gimmicks. The vocals are intense and full of character. The lyrics are thoughtful, introspective, and honest. The music is artful, and is a pleasant combination of power and intricacy. “YTCS” is refreshingly different.
The album is available to purchase in both digital and physical forms through the band’s website, where you can also listen to the album in its entirety. You can also like them on Facebook. If you like what you hear, I recommend purchasing the physical CD (way cooler than a download), and supporting local music.