Doug and Destyn of YNICORNS live @ The Handlebar


Genre: Post-Rock, Instrumental, Ambient, Experimental
Hometown: Pensacola, FL

YNICORNS is an instrumental post-rock band from Pensacola, Florida. Doug Stanford began the project in 2013 as a solo ambient/idm/post-rock experiment and has continued to build momentum in recording, performances, and sound evolutions over a decade of work. Beginning with experiments that would eventually become the album Before We Knew Love and Loss, YNICORNS quickly recorded and released Falling and Fell on Fake Art/Fake Music Records. Over the course of the following years a relocation from Virginia to Florida slowed activity and output until 2018 with the release of INTERVALS on Flag Day Recordings. After another hiatus to devote attention to other arts, YNICORNS resumed writing and recording at a fever pitch, preparing several releases for 2021 that explore entirely new sonic territory and emotional content. Through 2022 and 2023 the band expanded to 4 core members surrounded by a collective of additional musicians that occasionally perform with the group. 2023's EP, "Break Break Break" marked a significant turn in the music, returning to form after 2021's dark ambient "We Miss You Stay Safe // &&&" with composed pieces for a full band.YNICORNS music has tread through post-rock, ambient, experimental, and noise work but consistently draws on nostalgia, introspection, and meditation while crafting layered textures of sound. Inspired by neo-classical minimalists, post-rock, math-rock, emo, and IDM, YNICORNS connects viscerally with their listeners.

Doug Stanford - Guitar
Destyn Patera - Guitar
Nick Fury - Synth
Sean Peterson - Bass
Alex Gibson - Drums

You'll be hooked on YNICORNS if you also like:
Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai, Sianvar, Scraps of Tape

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Like a sonic kaleidoscope, YNICORNS’ ‘BREAK BREAK BREAK’ paints emotions through sound
August Show Calendar Now Available!
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When Post-Rock Meets Pensacola: The Handlebar Takeover
From Dream Pop to Shoegaze to Freak Folk, this show had it all.