Mother Yeti is as elusive and tricky to pin down as their forest-dwelling namesake. For their third release, the band is moving to a warmer, more folky sound, as demonstrated by their song-and-video release for “My Best Please”.
The track is graceful and tender with a candidness that stems as much from the resonant acoustic melody as it does from the lyrics. Cresting, distant vocals remind of Band of Horses’ indie-rock sound, while an electric guitar helps build to a point. The rock roots of the band remain.
Mother Yeti’s lead guitarist and vocalist, Bill Tracy, plays all the instruments save the keys (played by Zachary Calkins) on the track, which was recorded in Tracy’s spare bedroom. The frontman also takes on the starring role in the video, which shows him wandering through a private section of woods and lingering near a creek. It’s pensive, reflective, until Tracy starts to let loose to the music and allows his dance moves take over. Here enters the joy.