yOya is the project of longtime songwriting partners Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich. Natives of Corvallis, OR and friends since the fifth grade, Pfender and Dietterich grew up to the sound of rain in the fir trees and Graceland on cassette. When the duo moved to California they found themselves semi-consciously absorbing the electronic sounds of the LA scene. What emerged was yOya’s unique mix of folk-hearted songs, intricate vocal harmony, gritty synths, and thundering electronic beats. They have toured extensively through the United States, sharing stages with Big Thief, Moses Sumney, Bleachers, Phox, Dawes, RJD2, Avi Buffalo, and many others.
Their sophomore LP, “The Half Turn”, will be released in July 2018.