Ian Gilliam of Deep Purple once wrote a little note that explains why Y.N.RichKids are so remarkable right now. The note is printed on the back cover of an album by an obscure ’70s Brit-metal band called Jerusalem, a record produced by Gilliam. It reads:
Unlikely optimism makes for a new kind of National album.
Seven albums of punk-folk-country-prog-norteño wackiness.
A hyper-sexual seven-and-a-half minute track.
Plus, MGMT, TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, and Beach House.
See through the Ivy and hear them deliver their most comprehensive effort to date.
Ten years ago, they were just a couple of boys from Akron, OH.
Started from the bottom now they’re here.