Photo by Dave Mcmahon

Photo by Dave Mcmahon

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Genre[s] | Tech Pop, Moon Rock, Post-Americana
Hometown | San Francisco, CA
Influences | Oingo Boingo, Interpol, Arcade Fire
Sounds Like | Chvrches, Killers, AFI

The Y Axes employ orchestral synth sounds to blend with their decidedly rock-influenced, dramatically intense tunes that often rise to the level of emotionally rich anthems.
One of San Francisco’s most energetic bands
— Ian Young - The Bay Bridged
strange mix of joy and existential dread
— Ben Kaye - Consequence of Sound

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The Y Axes are a San Francisco-based indie outfit who play a unique blend of dreamy, synth-glossed pop and rhythmically muscular rock.

Having initially formed as a recording project by vocalist Alexi Rose Belchere and guitarist Devin Nelson, the duo decided to take on the project full time after premiering a set of songs at their space and prom-themed joint birthday party in July 2011. Bassist Jack Sundquist and drummer Paul Conroy joined in 2015 and early 2018 respectively to contribute their groovy and heavy rhythms to the quartet’s energetic recorded and live performance.

Alexi’s lyrics cut through the intricate riffs of guitarist Devin, while bassist Jack and drummer Paul lock up the rhythm with double-bass kicks and slaps. They combine intricate instrumentations and ethereal vocal melodies to create pop that is simultaneously frantic, anthemic, heartbreaking, and hard-hitting.

Band Members

Alexi Rose Belchere | Lead Vocals
Devin Nelson | Guitar & Vocals
Jack Sundquist | Bass & Visuals
Paul Conroy | Drums


The Music