Oregon – YOB, who kick off a new round of North American tour dates on Tuesday, share a recently taped Amoeba Green Room session. The session was filmed during the band’s previous national tour and features the songs “The Lie That is Sin,” “Breathing from the Shallows,” and “Our Raw Heart,” the title track from the band’s critically-acclaimed 2018 album. View the session HERE.
Born in Berkeley, CA in 1990, Amoeba Music Hollywood is the world’s largest independent record store. Nestled deep inside Amoeba Hollywood is its Green Room, home for each of its visiting artists and an intimate performance space. Amoeba’s Green Room Sessions have featured stripped down, acoustic performances by Julien Baker, First Aid Kit, and Father John Misty, as well as full-throttle, powerhouse electric sets from Youth Code, U.S. Girls, and The Heavy.
Our Raw Heart surfaced on a wide range of best of 2018 lists, nabbing the #1 spot in Decibel Magazine’s extensive year-end issue, as well as receiving nods from NPR, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, Mashable, New York Magazine’s Vulture, Noisey, Treble and more.
Consequence of Sound’s Heavy Consequence said of the album that they placed at the top of their 2018 countdown: “Our Raw Heart… possesses a serene almost uplifting quality,”
while PopMatters, who also placed the release at the top of their Best Metal of 2018 list, said “… true art… offers us an insight into the most frightening of human emotions. Our Raw Heart acts as a portal to another’s pain…”
“YOB‘s eighth album, Our Raw Heart, is a riveting document of Scheidt‘s year,” said Rolling Stone in an online feature. “A gauntlet of sickness and health, clarity and confusion, the record wrestles with mortality and ultimately perseveres.” Decibel Magazine, in their July cover story said “one of the byproducts” of Scheidt’s illness “is a brilliant new album that takes the YOB blueprint of punishingly heavy, delightfully angular doom/sludge into unexplored areas of heart-breaking melody and triumphant resolve.” The album has won accolades from the Associated Press (“Yob… swing effortlessly between menacing distortion and hushed reverie”), NPR (“…the group’s sprawling gravity and thunderous majesty have taken an introspective turn…”), Pitchfork (“…metal that sounds sensuous, bellicose, and jubilant all at once”).
North American Tour
Tickets, as well as exclusive ticket and merch bundles, are on-sale now. The bundles, which can be found via YOB‘s website, include an entry ticket, an exclusive t-shirt as well as the option of vinyl or CD versions of Our Raw Heart.
YOB Tour Dates:
(All dates with Voivod and Amenra except where noted)
March 26 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
March 27 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
March 28 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups SOLD OUT
March 29 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
March 30 Toronto, ON Phoenix
March 31 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
April 2 Portland, ME Geno’s SOLD OUT
April 3 Boston, MA Royale
April 4 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
April 5 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
April 6 Richmond, VA Broadberry
April 7 Raleigh, NC Kings
April 9 Knoxville, TN Concourse
April 10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (Hell)
April 11 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
April 12 Houston, TX Warehouse
April 13 Austin, TX Barracuda
April 14 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
April 16 Denver, CO Marquis Theater *
April 18 Phoenix, AZ Club Red +
April 19 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick + SOLD OUT
* – No Voivod
+ – YOB only
Travis Foster (drums)
Aaron Rieseberg (bass)
Mike Scheidt (vocals/guitar)
Featured photo (top) by Jimmy Hubbard