San Francisco-based four piece band The Carrots showcase their impeccably unique guitar capabilities in their single “Say Yeah,” and it is one of the most lovely things I’ve heard sonically in years. The organic plucks fill in a continuous lull while an electric guitar sings sweet melodies over top. Cymbals start to swell into the soundscape as the mandolin takes its turn playing a complimentary melody. “Say Yeah” is a myriad of gentle guitar and percussion sounds, finding itself in several different funky folk grooves throughout the tune. It’s a fun instrumental track and a joyful closer to The Carrots’ debut EP which it is named after.
“Say Yeah,” born out of the chaos of 2020, serves as an ode to live music, as it was written, recorded and mixed entirely in quarantine isolation. The band says, “We didn’t know if or when we’d experience a live show again.” The Carrots’ music fuses several different genres that may not typically go together, forming an almost psychedelic indie folk and funk sound. They weave together intricate and deeply melodic songs that simultaneously give you a good feeling while also feeling “out there.”
The band is composed of Campbell on electric guitar, Garrett on electric octave mandolin, Chris Grant on drums, and Chris Farwell on bass. With live music back on for 2021, they’ve started being able to make a bigger imprint on the San Francisco music scene. Check out the rest of their EP “Say Yeah,” and if you’re in the Bay Area try to catch them at a show!