Y LUV is made up of Freddy Janney, Sam Nardella, Evan Newman, and Luke Hanna. Janney and Nardella’s roots go back to Boston where the duo attended elementary school together. After moving to the West Coast to study at the University of Southern California, they met up with Hanna and Newman, solidifying the band’s line-up. Since forming, Y LUV has released a couple of EPs – How Chill Can You Let Go (2011), and It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense (2012) and they’ve racked up some impressive tour stats playing alongsideThe Crystal Method, Tokyo Police Club, Penguin Prison, The Knocks, and Robert DeLong among others. Just this month they joined Travis Barker, Walk The Moon and Capital Cities at USC’s Springfest. Last fall the band was hand-selected by fellow Voodoo performer AWOLNATION to perform live on the main stage at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans. Outside Lands enlisted Y LUV to play their Afterparty at the W Hotel in 2011 which had the SF Chronicle plugging their performance and that same year they performed live for the uber-cool Art Basel in Miami.
Y LUV will continue to play out this spring and summer – check http://www.iluvyluv.com
for the most up-to-date information. With the new EP Take The Ride slated for a May 28th release, the band also has a brand new music video in the works for new single “All I Wanna Do.” Up-and-coming creative talent David Chang (http://www.dmcpictures.com/film
) will be directing the clip and they’ve enlisted actress Kelley Jakle (Pitch Perfect, Workaholics, 42) to star.