The band established itself as a quartet releasing its debut, four song EP titled, “Retrospection” in November of 2015. With its arresting violin lines, propulsive drums, and anthemic sonic arrangements, “Retrospection” provided a refreshing and distinct sound to a genre overly-cluttered in the digitized century. Your Fearless Leader was launched into the forefront of Indie Rock bands-to-watch coming out of the San Francisco music scene.
The band showed no signs of stumble through the proceeding years as they introduced more orchestral elements into their sound including trumpet and saxophone and finally rounding out their ensemble with a bassist. Sharing semblance to an early-days “Arcade Fire” with derivatives of “The Killers” were they more progressive, YFL continued to cultivate a dedicated following up and down the California coast while calling San Francisco home.
Nearly two years after the release of their first EP, Your Fearless Leader began recording their highly anticipated sophomore EP titled, “RITES”. It was released on March 1, 2018.