YOB – Our Raw Heart

YOB debut the title track from the Oregon trio’s forthcoming album, Our Raw Heart (June 8, Relapse Records), via Noisey .“The album title hit me early that year, so I knew the lyrics would be informed by it,” singer/guitar player Mike Scheidt says. Though he declines to go into specifics—he’d rather the listener interpret the lyrics for their own unique experience—Scheidt does want to stress the collective nature of the title. “So many people came to my aid while I was recovering,” a reference to his harrowing medical journey which he discussed recently with Rolling Stone.

“It almost seems trite to say it was humbling, but I felt this heightened state of support and connection to people around the world who gave to me in many different ways so I could keep my head above water—whether it was encouragement, financial support or spiritual support.”

The song 14-plus minute song arrives as the band adds a western U.S. tour to their previously announced touring plans with all dates on-sale now.

Our Raw Heart pre-orders are available at this link: http://relapse.com/yob-our-raw-heart/ with various physical bundles, various merchandise and other formats including cassette and CD. Both “Our Raw Heart” and “The Screen” (https://youtu.be/DgW1HtxqNHE) are available as instant downloads with album pre-orders. Stream both tracks on all digital services at this link: http://smarturl.it/YOB-ORH.

Our Raw Heart was co-produced by the band and Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Ore., with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive). Decibel Magazine and Stereogum named the release as one of their most anticipated albums of 2018.

YOB’s most recent release, Clearing the Path to Ascend, was one of 2014’s most heralded releases, with Rolling Stone saying the music “makes perfect bedfellows of volume and beauty, pain and transcendence.” Stereogum said the four-track album offers “a universe unto itself” while Decibel said the songs were “as riveting as you could ever hope for them to be.”

YOB Tour Dates:

May 25 Vancouver, BC @ Modified Ghost Festival— All Dates Jun 14 – Jul 14 w/ Bell Witch —

June 14 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
June 15 Austin, TX @ Austin Terror Fest
June 16 Little Rock, AR @ Mutants of the Monster 2018
June 17 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
June 19 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
June 20 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
June 22 Orlando, FL @ SoundBar
June 23 Wilmington, NC @ Reggies
June 24 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
June 25 Raleigh, NC @ King’s
June 27 Baltimore, MD @ Metro
June 28 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
June 29 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
June 30 Boston, MA @ Middle East
July 02 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa
July 03 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
July 04 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
July 06 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
July 07 Detroit, MI @ El Club
July 08 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
July 09 Chicago, IL  @Reggies
July 10 St. Paul, MN @ Club
July 11 Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
July 12 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
July 13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
July 14 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

— All Dates September 6 – 15 w/ Acid King & CHRCH —

Sep 06 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Sep 07 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
Sep 08 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
Sep 09 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
Sep 12 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Sep 13 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Sep 14 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Sep 15 Oakland, CA @ Metro

 

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