If By Yes is the latest project from the multi-talented Petra Haden. The band’s debut, Salt On Sea Glass (Chimera), took almost a decade to make and features Haden collaborating with Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto) and Hirotaka “Shimmy” Shimizu and Yuko Araki (Cornelius), as well as guests such as David Byrne and Nels Cline (Wilco). Haden is the daughter of jazz legend Charlie Haden and the sibling of musicians Rachel, Tanya (the sisters are triplets) and Josh Haden. Though she has played with a who’s-who of alt-rock and jazz artists over the past 20 years, Haden is perhaps best known for her fantastic 2005 a cappella interpretation of The Who Sell Out. Haden will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Check out the mix tape she made us in 2008, and read our brand new Q&A with her.
Haden: The Grove in Los Angeles is like being on the ride “It’s A Small World” at Disneyland. So many stores, so much time. There is a spot where you can sit down outside and people watch while drinking a mocha from Coffee Bean, but the chairs make so much noise. And people move them around too much, even when they are sitting down. Why is that?
Video after the jump.