Built around the musings of multi-instrumentalist Jorge Rodrigo Azanza, The Yorks encapsulates a dreamy vision of Los Angeles love and Ecuadorian roots. Born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, Azanza spent his youth on the floor of his bedroom, teaching himself guitar and pouring over bootleg CDs with music by The Beatles, The Kinks, and Prince – all which gave way to the sophisticated, slightly flamboyant style that flavors The Yorks tender, lighthearted tunes.
As a college student in Los Angeles, Azanza began to further develop his love for music. During this time, he began playing in bands with his friends, performing covers and originals at college festivals, and slowly moving away from the simpler rock compositions of his youth to more adventurous musical endeavours. All those efforts eventually made way for the creation of The Yorks in 2014 – named after a beloved mentor at Occidental College.