Nashville underground trio YAUTJA make their Relapse Records debut with their highly anticipated new album, The Lurch, out this Friday on May 21, 2021. Today, YAUTJA share the “The Weight” music video before release. The video was directed by Jerry Roe of Nashville duo Friendship Commanders.
“Yautja have been one of my favorite local heavy bands for a while and they’re a group I consider truly unique and energizing in Nashville, and in heavy music in general. Up to this point I’d only directed videos for my band Friendship Commanders and my bandmate’s solo music, so I was really excited when they asked me to make this video. I’ve long been proud to consider them peers in our local music scene here, so I was overjoyed to work on something with them together as members of this loud but small heavy music community here in Tennessee.” – Jerry Roe
“A song for those that, while given the opportunity to remain silent, go out of their way to make things harder for others.” – Shibby Poole (Guitar/Vocals)
The Lurch is out May 21 on CD/LP/Digital. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com and Digital Downloads/Streaming .
YAUTJA’s new album amalgamates metal, punk and noise rock into a ferocious hybrid that has propelled them from the obscurity of the American South onto the international stage. The Lurch was recorded by Scott Evans at the legendary Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago and marks another step forward for the innovative band.