Love, then music, then marriage…the story continues. Since 2001, Heather and Nic Dillon have recorded together and toured throughout the United States and Canada, performing with the band Winter In Alaska and under their former name, Casados. Their newest self-engineered/recorded project, It Would Make Things Worse, is a culmination of a sonic evolution that has brought them out of the pedestrian indie-folk-singer-songwriter genre and into their current coat: lyrically-driven, atmospheric chamber-folk. Here you will find a gentler, more deliberate dynamic that alludes not only to the more gleeful aspects of life and love, but also the darker.
It Would Make Things Worse was released on Parasol Records on October 27, 2009.
What Others Have Said:
“[You and Yourn's] music is layered and patient, and displays a rare degree of maturity.”
“[T]his first Y&Y album is a cause for celebration among those who appreciate music that takes its time weaving a spell.”
“[T]he group’s sound is a methodically paced mix of haunting vocals and bare-bones instrumentation. Like the ’60s folk revival, You & Yourn take folk into the darker regions, creating something harrowing with their light yet complex sound.”
-LAS VEGAS CITY LIFE
“Full of fog and mist they evoke such still but very raw meaningful moments in their music.”
-BORED AND BEATS
“[It Would Make Things Worse is] a patient album that rewards a patient listen.”
“Their music, particularly the harmonies, is just plain beautiful.”
-LA TETE DU ROI
“Nic Dillon’s world-weary ruminations abandon the bitter diatribes that litter the everyday songwriter’s debut, but it’s better-half Heather’s serene, earthy harmonies that separate this Champaign, Ill., duo from the Iron & W(h)ine set.”
“Nic and Heather Dillon weave entrancing harmonies with their eyes locked on artistry.”