In early 2009, in Terre Haute, Indiana (a town famously satirized by The Onion’s 2001 article “Garage Band Actually Believes There Is A ‘Terre Haute Sound’”), Yearbook Committee was born. A hodge podge of stalwarts of the surprisingly active local music scene, we earned a devoted following almost as quickly as we established an everexpanding repertoire of original songs.
What makes Yearbook Committee different than any other projects we’ve been part of is the truly collaborative nature of each song and each show. We like each other. We laugh a lot. We trade off instruments, share songwriting and lead duties and aren’t afraid to experiment.
We’re happy that our music has caught the ears of our crowds near and far, from the numerous mentions in local press (who say we’re “growing a new music scene from the grassroots up”) to earning a slot at SXSW 2011 and SXSW 2012 to the Facebook fans from random international locales.