We’ve had our collective eye on these fellas for a while, after getting our grubby little hands on the recordings that will soon be their Bloodshot debut release, in addition to seeing the amazing video for their song “Silicone Love” on YouTube. Trust us; just watch it.
We then saw them live at SXSW this year, and we were all in. The Yawpers craft tunes that are engrossed in creative context. Some might recall edges of the mid-1900s Delta blues, but only if those lived-in riffs were played by the MC5, broadcast through booming stadium speakers and drenched with pounds of fuzzy distortion and full-throttled punk rock energy. For what it’s worth, a friend at their SXSW show called them “a bluesy Melvins”. They conduct parallel frequencies with the ferocious and raw proletarian roots of Uncle Tupelo, the burning-hot thrashings and cavernous sonic space of Hot Snakes, and mix in derisive scrutiny that brings to mind Ween or the Minutemen.
So, in other words, they will be your new favorite band. And they will kick your ass. Catch them live.
Watch The Yawpers play a new song here: