Josh Arnoudse: Guitar/Vocals
Raky Sastri: Drums/Keys/Vocals/Harmonica
“a straight sprint from Vampire Weekend back to the Shins…7 of 10“-SPIN
“an eccentric folk-pop approach that’s both charming and thought-provoking.”- The New Yorker
Creative minds tend to stay that way, in one form or another, and Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri of You Won’t are no exception. Having met in high school in Massachusetts, Arnoudse and Sastri worked together as “theater kids,” in a production of “My Favorite Year.” While college put them at a geographical disadvantage, the two worked on original songs, exchanging them through email while forming the theoretical band that would become You Won’t.
After the release of Skeptic Goodbye in February of 2012, they toured the east coast, frequenting Boston and New York City. Along the way, they attracted the attention of KEXP and Spin, while also being featured on the New York Times’s “Notable Acts of CMJ 2012.” Skeptic Goodbye offers its listeners a charming, poetic, and tightly performed experience. Nadia Chaudhury of Paste says, “I’ve never heard a two-piece produce such a complete sound between the pair of them, and You Won’t—whose debut is out now on Old Flame—held their own with ease.” With years of creative collaboration on their side, You Won’t is sure to put on a great show at this year’s Stopover Festival.