Origin: Denver, Colorado
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The Yawpers are a three-piece rock and roll band from Denver, Colorado. Their name is derived from a Walt Whitman poem, entitled “Song of Myself”: “I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”
The Yawpers play in a unique setting of two acoustic guitar players and drummer, yet their music is played with “raucous glee comparable to seeing a metal band.” Nate Cook is on lead vocals and guitar, Jesse Parmet on slide guitar and harmonies, and Noah Shomberg on drums. After self-releasing their debut album, Capon Crusade, Bloodshot Records saw the band play at the 2015 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas and immediately signed the band to their label.
The new album, American Man, was produced by Cracker’s Johnny Hickman and recorded at the Blasting Room, the Colorado studio owned by Descendents drummer Bill Stevenson.
On September 26, 2015, Rolling Stone magazine released an article of their song “Burdens,” saying that “the guys bang out a Springsteen-worthy tribute to escaping the city limits of one’s hometown.”
Avclub.com wrote: “Into Elvis, but also into the MC5? Like morbid country tracks, but also have a penchant for acid blues? If your tastes run eclectic, you might want to check out The Yawpers, Denver’s latest contribution to the musical world. With a new record, American Man, out this Friday on Bloodshot, The Yawpers are looking to take listeners on a road trip across a psychedelic wasteland, though they skew a little more Hunter S. Thompson than Jim Morrison.”
Savage Blue (EP) (2011)
Capon Crusade (2012)
Good Songs/Shitty Versions (2013)
American Man (2015)