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DIY Magazine describes them as "a berserk bunch who balance noise with a don't-give-a-shit mentality." NME says they're "notably non-conformist." The Quietus thinks they will "restore your faith in rock & roll." We here at Third Man have decided they are, without-a-doubt "favorite band material."
They are Yak, and they are set to release their most thrilling material ever THIS FRIDAY in the form of a second EP titled ‘No.’ Last month we unveiled the official video for the release’s title track. Today, we're pleased to share with you their second EP-related video for the track "Alas Salvation." Directed again by ex-Jesus And Mary Chain member Douglas Hart (who, as we mentioned last time, has also made videos for Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine and The Horrors).
If you haven't worked it out yet, now is the time. Pre-order the 'No' EP on 7" vinyl HERE. That way, these 3 perfectly punky tracks will be spinning on your turntable by Friday's release day.
Yak is embarking this month on their biggest headline tour of the UK to date. If you're in Great Britain, get your tickets now for one of the shows below:
Nov 13 – France, Les Inrocks Festival – Paris Boule Noire
Nov 14 – Southampton, Indiependence Festival
Nov 17 – London, Moth Club
Nov 18 – Brighton, Prince Albert
Nov 19 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
Nov 20 – Liverpool, Magnet
Nov 21 – Bristol, Start The Bus
Nov 24 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Nov 25 – Glasgow, Broadcast
Nov 26 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
Nov 27 – Newcastle, Head Of Steam
Nov 28 – Leicester, The Cookie
Dec 1 – Manchester, Gullivers
Dec 2 – Cardiff, Ifor Bach
Dec 3 – Falmouth, Mono
Dec 4 – Plymouth, The Underground
"...we could wax poetic for days about how much we love this record (and how we think Margo is here to save us all from the Starbucking of America with her stupefying voice that could tumble buildings and how her songs have one foot firmly planted in Nashville's past and their whole heart somehow gracefully existing in 2015)..."
Now we're pleased to let you know that you won't have to wait until March to put a little Pricetag on your turntable. The first single off the record "Hurtin' on the Bottle" will be released December 4th, and we'll have a good, ol' fashioned party to celebrate the launch at the brand new Basement East in Nashville the evening prior, December 3rd. Tickets are available now.
The B-Side to this tasty, country treat is "Desperate and Depressed," which you heard Margo perform a piece of when we announced her signing. Let us refresh your memory...
Devil’s Night is upon us and the time is finally right. Brace yourself for the venomous reality that rock n roll, punk, and the jazzhead trip metal avant-garde aren't museum pieces to be overanalyzed and thrown under glass like sad fossils. This is vital music for violent times. So, if you haven’t already pre-ordered Wolf Eyes’ I Am A Problem: Mind in Pieces, Timmy’s Organism’s Heartless Heathen, or VIDEO’s The Entertainers, no worries whatsoever because we're gonna find it in our big dumb hearts to forgive you. In fact, we'll do you one better. For a limited time, we’ve put together THREE tasty bundles for you to choose from. First, the Audio Social Dissent Bundle, which includes all three brand new LPs for a very reasonable $48. But if singles are more your speed, you can get the straight shootin' Acute Dissent Bundle, featuring “Enemy Ladder” from Wolf Eyes, “Get Up, Get Out” from Timmy’s Organism, and “New Immortals” from VIDEO, all for a modest fee of $15. BUT if you’re in it to win it, feeling slimy, and you’re the real deal--the kind of fan every Third Man Records devotee aspires to be--you can get the TOTAL DISSENT BUNDLE for only $60. This includes all 3 LPs + all 3 7”s, the latter containing exclusive non-album b-sides that sound better on vinyl. "Wow," you might be thinking. I don't really know because it's not my job to read your mind. It's my job to help put out dope records.
HOWDY FOLKS. IF YOU'RE READING THIS, THAT MEANS YOU SURVIVED THE WOLF EYES INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER AKA "UNFOLLOWGATE." WASN'T THAT FUN??? I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF TIMMY'S ORGANISM AND VIDEO HAD A TURN AT THE WHEEL? HMMM...
ANYWAY, DEVIL'S NIGHT (SOLD OUT) IS FAST APPROACHING (YEAH, IT'S THIS FRIDAY, HOLY MOSTACCIOLI) AND IT'S PROBABLY BEST FOR YOU TO PREP WHATEVER'S LEFT OF THAT DECREPIT VIBE YOU CALL A SOUL AND READ CLOSE FOR SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS.
FIRST, IT IS OUR ESTEEMED PLEASURE TO CONFIRM THAT OUR HOST FOR THE EVENING IS THE ORIGINAL QUEEN OF NOISE, CHERIE CURRIE, FORMER LEAD SINGER OF THE RUNAWAYS! DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE.
SECOND, SINCE THERE'S NO ENTRY GRANTED TO ANYONE WITHOUT A COSTUME (OR A PHOTO ID), IT'S ONLY RIGHT AND NATURAL TO PIT POPEYE VS. PINOCCHIO IN A NO HOLDS BARRED COSTUME CONTEST, COMPLETE WITH GILDED POLYMER TROPHIES FOR FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD PLACE. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER ALL BANDS HAVE PLAYED AND SPECIAL PRIZES WILL FOLLOW. HEHEHE NOT FOR THE FAINT OF GARB! THE COSTUME-WEARER DEEMED #1-IN-THE-BUNCH WILL WIN THE MOST MEGA PRIZE PACK WE CAN THINK OF: THE BLUE RIBBON TROPHY, A SET OF ALL THREE LIMITED EDITION #AUDIOSOCIALDISSENT RECORDS (MORE ON THAT LATER), A TOUR OF THIRD MAN RECORDS HEADQUARTERS, AND A $100 GIFT CARD.
THIRD, HEHEHE, OUR DEAR FRIEND AND SPIRITUS RECTOR WILLIAM KEIHN WAS KEIHND ENOUGH TO CONJURE A TRULY MARVELOUS POSTER FOR THE EVENT. WE HERE AT TMR HAVE LONG RESPECTED BOTH HIS MIND AND HIS #TMAPPROVED AESTHETIC SO, NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE ARE SMILING. THE POSTER WILL BE AVAILABLE IN TWO COLORS, BOTH IN AN EDITION OF FIFTY: POLICE LIGHT BLUE AND SAFETY CONE ORANGE. DON'T SNOOZE ON THIS.
FOURTH, WE'LL ALSO BE OFFERING AN ARRAY OF ONE-TIME ONLY SOUVENIRS BASED ON THE KEIHN DESIGN. ARE YOU WISE TO THIS?
FIFTH, PLEASE PARK IN THE MISSION PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM TMR. PARK IN THE STREETS TOO. COME HANG EARLY AND GET THAT SWEET SPOT THATS ALWAYS ELUDED YOU. A TARDY PUNK IS A VEXED PUNK. AND LOOK. HAVE FUN. BE SAFE BUT NOT TOO SAFE.
SIXTH, LEST YOU FORGET, THIS IS A RELEASE SHOW FOR NOT ONE, NOT TWO, BUT THREE BEAUTIFULLY TERRIFYING RELEASES FROM VIDEO, TIMMY'S ORGANISM, AND WOLF EYES. SO, YES, THIS MEANS THE LIMITED EDITION VERSIONS OF THESE RECORDS WILL BE FOR SALE AT THE EVENT AND ARE AS FOLLOWS— VIDEO THE ENTERTAINERS: BOOTLEG EDITION (Painted, screen printed, and assembled by hand at TMR headquarters. Made from dollar bin records turned inside out. Five variations exist: black, blue, green, red, and blank cover art. Black vinyl. Includes an exclusive newsprint poster.); WOLF EYES I AM A PROBLEM: MIND IN PIECES: BUTTERCREAM VINYL; TIMMY'S ORGANISM HEARTLESS HEATHEN: VULGAR VINYL (Mixed color vinyl).
HERE'S THE SCHEDULE...
7:00-8:30pm: Doors, Grill Out (Hot Dogs, Veggie Dogs, Burgers!), Specialty Devil's Night Cocktails, Free S'mores from Bang Candy, Photo Op with Third Man photographer Angelina Castillo
8:30-9:00pm: Host Introduction
8:30-9:00pm: Essential Tremors
10:15-10:55pm: Timmy's Organism
11:10-12:00am: Wolf Eyes
12:00-12:15pm: Host Farewell / Costume Contest Winners
CMJ has just premiered the full album, yes FULL ALBUM, of the new Timmy's Organism record Heartless Heathen. They also had a little heart-to-heart with Timmy Vulgar. Head on over to get better acquainted with Detroit's most accomplished maniac and the hardest working punk in show business, and have a listen to his latest gesamtkunstwerk. AND, if you haven't already pre-ordered Heartless Heathen (OUT THIS FRIDAY), get your act together HERE.
Your boys in VIDEO are hitting the road, and to accompany the announcement of their tour dates (AND to remind you about their 10/30 release THE ENTERTAINERS, we've released (with the help of Brooklyn Vegan) a new SPOTLIGHT SERIES VIDEO from frontman TV's Daniel —and— a new track off the upcoming LP, titled "Shackles."
We have strong feelings about VIDEO. We know you will too. See if we're right:
VIDEO TOUR DATES:
10/28 AUSTIN, TX — BEERLAND — VIDEO Showcase
10/30 NASHVILLE, TN TMR — DEVIL'S NIGHT
10/31 ATLANTA, GA — 529
11/1 CHAPEL HILL, NC — NIGHTLIGHT
11/2 RICHMOND, VA — STRANGE MATTER
11/3 BALTIMORE, MD — HOLY FRIJOLES
11/4 PHILADELPHIA, PA — SECOND EMPIRE
11/5 NYC, NY — ST. VITUS
11/6 MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA — LA VITROLA
11/7 TORONTO, ON, CANADA — SILVER DOLLAR
11/8 DETROIT, MI — MARBLE BAR
11/9 CHICAGO, IL — EMPTY BOTTLE
11/10 MILWAUKEE, WI — LUCKY CAT
11/11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN — PORK AVE HOUSE
11/12 ST. LOUIS, MO— FOAM
11/13 NORMAN, OK — OPOLIS
11/14 DALLAS, TX — THREE LINKS
PLUS, The good folks at FADER are offering a FULL ALBUM STREAM of Wolf Eyes' new record I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces, out on the same day (10/30 for those of you with short-term memory loss). Don't mess up. Go listen to it ("It is not intentionally meant to be shocking, sad or scary, but it is."), then go buy it (because those are feelings you're down with.)
WOLF EYES TOUR DATES
10/24 Lakewood, OH Mahall’s 20 Lanes
10/30 Nashville, TN Third Man Records
10/31 Atlanta, GA The Earl
11/15 Charlotte, SC The Station
11/3 Chapel Hill, NC The Night Light
11/4 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
11/5 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
11/6 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
11/7 New York City, NY Trans-Pecos