Your Friend – “Come Back From It”


Friends, I’m bewitched by the enchanting new single from Your Friend, the recording project of Taryn Miller. Atop a primitive rhythmic chug, “Come Back From It” weaves a buoyant, ethereal soundscape out of gentle electric guitar and textural electronics: bedroom laptronica executed with skill and purpose. I haven’t figured out what Miller is singing about yet, but maybe I shouldn’t — maybe I don’t want to (ahem) come back from the shimmering underwater voyage that this song feels like.

“Come Back From It” is a highlight on Your Friend’s new album Gumption, a worthy addition to your go-to late-night music collection. Not unlike ambient music, the tracks here don’t require your full attention to make their impact. At times they seduce, as on “Heathering,” and other times they submerge you into a turbulent murk. Miller is concerned less with crafting melody than sonic atmosphere and emotional heft. The ace up her sleeve is that voice — a drowsy, velvety soprano that might fool you into thinking she’s from Baltimore instead of Lawrence, Kansas.


Gumption is out now on Domino Records.

YOUR FRIEND ON TOUR (with Porches & Alex G):
Wed. Mar. 9 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Thu. Mar. 10 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Fri. Mar. 11 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Backroom
Sat. Mar. 12 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Festival
Sun. Mar. 13 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Mon. Mar. 14 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
Sat. Mar. 19 – Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Fest
Mon. Mar. 21 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Tue. Mar. 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Wed. Mar. 23 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
Thu. Mar. 24 – Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
Fri. Mar. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
Sat. Mar. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
Mon. Mar. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Tue. Mar. 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Thu. Mar. 31 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory – Constellation Room
Fri. Apr. 1 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
Sat. Apr. 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
Sun. Apr. 3 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Co-Op
Tue. Apr. 5 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Wed. Apr. 6 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
Thu. Apr. 7 – Madison, WI @ UW Student Union
Fri. Apr. 8 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College – Gardner Lounge
Sat. Apr. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Sun. Apr. 10 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe
Mon. Apr. 11 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Tue. Apr. 12 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Wed. Apr. 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thu. Apr. 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Fri. Apr. 15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom