Yip Deceiver, born out of Athens, Georgia, is the collaborative effort of producer/songwriter Davey Pierce and accountant/vibes manager Nicolas "Dobby" Dobbratz. What had been a solo studio project for Pierce became a band with the addition of Dobby, and Yip played their first show on New Year's Eve 2010 at Athens venue the 40 Watt club.
Two years later, after the release of their debut EP and a split 7" with Kishi Bashi, both on Dobby's label Aerobic International, Yip Deceiver is ready to drop their first LP, "Medallius." The title encapsulates the elegance and coolness of their current lifestyle and implies the inevitable fame and fortune that awaits. No doubt, their sophomore effort will be drenched in hardships and disillusionment, the kind that so often come with such wealth and overwhelming pressure. In the meantime, the duo have enjoyed hours in the lab with outdated Midi hardware, tabletop technology, and analog and FM synths creating an electronic pop record with true soul and character. Medallius includes special guest appearances by vocalists Christine Pierce (Rareluth) and Simone Rubi (Rubies) as well as instrumentalists Zach Colwell (Chappo/Fancy colors/Sondre Lerche), and Clayton Rychlik (of Montreal).