New Years Resolution came together in January of 2003, resolving, among other things, to do their dishes, stop jaywalking, and make beautiful music together. Having been active members of the Vancouver music scene in several other local bands (Trail vs Russia, down the lees, Skinjobs, The Stunts, Queazy), the smart and savvy three were looking for an outlet to satisfy their quirky pop music appetites.
Bullets of Love is the first full-length independent release for New Years Resolution. It was recorded by Jesse Gander (Pride Tiger, Blood Meridian, Varge) at The Hive in Vancouver BC.
The 11 tracks feature Dana Ayotte on Wurlitzer piano, bass, and backing vocals; LL Schultz on guitar, vocals and Casio keyboard; and Melanie Covey on drums and Casio volume knob.
With influences ranging from The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie and Yo la Tengo, to Blonde Redhead and Shellac, they have a versatile and original sound. Songs are anywhere from pretty and melodic pop, to edgy post-punk or just purely danceable. They have shared bills with established bands such as Xiu Xiu, Minus the Bear, The Organ, Black Rice and The Nein.
Terminal City Weekly says, "...songs on Bullets are catchy and often quite pretty...NYR's sound has more edge, and substantially more depth, than what you might hear on the Top Six at Six."