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Down the road, South of Witch Mountain and across the pond, there’s an uproar in the distance, a sonic demolition of sorts, and it is—what else?—GLORIOUS rock ’n’ roll. We’re thrilled to introduce the thunderous, bruise-blue, screeching dissonance of YAK to the Church of Third Man, who have already whipped up totally frenetic and drastic yelp all across the UK.
This November we will be releasing their latest EP (produced by Pulp's Steve Mackey) stateside, featuring the sloppy, sludgy, searing single “No” with MASSIVE guitars, cantankerous drums, and a defiant, vox maelstrom. It’s gonna gnarl through your speakers and bludgeon you with pure nihilism fuzz. Following “No” on the A-side is “Alas Salvation” a song so chewed up and spit out it could pass for The Upholsterers covering DNA. The B-side ditches the bulk of the grit and instead keeps things icy, mellow, and lonely with “Out on a Limb.” It’s a stately and necessary respite till you flip the wax and strap back in for the A-side. PLUS noted artist and photographer Nick Waplington has copiously tackled the cover art. It’s beautiful and violent use of color are a welcome and complimentary addition to this package.
So sit tight and take hold. Yak is poised to make noise and it’s in your best interest to get on board early and maybe JUST MAYBE you could be the coolest kid at school.
“No” will be available in the Third Man Records store and online retailers worldwide on Friday, November 13, 2015, and available for PRE-ORDER NOW.
And, check the kids live here, including CMJ Fest dates:
Oct 1 – Manchester Academy 1 w/Peace
Oct 2 – Nottingham Rock City w/Peace
Oct 3 – Cardiff Great Hall w/Peace
Oct 5 – Cambridge The Junction w/Peace
Oct 6 – Leicester 02 Academy w/Peace
Oct 7 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre w/Peace
Oct 9 – London Brixton Academy w/Peace
Oct 10 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall w/Peace
Oct 15 – US, CMJ/NME Show, Santos Party House
Oct 16 – US, CMJ/High Road Touring Showcase, Mercury Lounge
Oct 17 – US, Philadelphia – Milkboy w/Maccabees
Nov 13 – France, Les Inrocks Festival – Paris Boule Noire