Mother Yeti – ‘My Best Please’

Mother Yeti are as elusive as the Himalayan Cryptid for whom they are named. First spotted in the Pacific Northwest circa 2012, their numbers have varied between two to as many as five members over the years. Their latest single, ‘My Best Please’, has a sound as hard to pin down as the band themselves, and ranges between punk, psych rock, and RnB. One thing we know for sure however – we love it.



‘My Best Please’ is a breezy indie acoustic jam, with lyrics that sound like they wrote themselves, and emanate flawlessly from the mouth of guitarist and lead singer Bill Tracy – who also plays all the rest of the instruments barring the Wurlitzer electric keyboard and Hammond Organ – that’s the work of Zachary Calkins. Mention the Wurlitzer and Hammond Organ and instantly you know there’s going to be a sixties vibe to this track, and indeed, it’s got the hallmarks of The Grateful Dead’s ‘Uncle John’s Band’, or Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s ‘Teach Your Children’ – if only slightly. It’s confessional and conversational, with Tracy laying bare his own flaws and failings.

The video is also no-frills and down to earth, with Tracy wandering through the woods, as much a part of nature as the trees, underbrush and rivers that run past him. It’s the perfect soundtrack to a time of thought provoking solitude, interrupted only by Tracy’s effusive guitar solo midway through the track.

You can find out more about the mystery that is Mother Yeti from their Twitter account. Watch the video for ‘My Best Please’ here:

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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