YOB announce new effort Our Raw Heart; announce North American tour with Bell Witch

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Official press release:

YOB, the Oregon-based trio that Pitchfork proclaimed “one of the progressive acts of their generation,” will release Our Raw Heart, the band’s eighth full-length album and Relapse Records’ debut, on June 8.

Singer/guitar player Mike Scheidt says:

“We’re very excited to share this new music. We gave it everything we have. Going from an uncertain future in the beginning of 2017, to writing and then recording a new album at the end of it, it was quite a year. We’re very grateful. We’re looking forward to hitting the road again and celebrating decibels and good cheer with friends worldwide. Can’t wait.”

The news of the seven-track album’s release arrives as the band confirms a North American tour, kicking off June 14 at 89th Street in Oklahoma City. The outing, which will feature direct support from Bell Witch, also includes performances at Austin Terror Fest and Mutants of the Monster 2018. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.

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. Pre-Orders for Our Raw Heart will be available April 10 via Relapse.com.

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 recently reissued their fifth full-length album, The Great Cessation, in December via Relapse. That album can be streamed via all digital retail outlets and ordered via Relapse.com.

5/25 – Vancouver, BC | Modified Ghost Festival *
6/14 – Oklahoma City, OK | 89th Street
6/15 – Austin, TX | Austin Terror Fest
6/16 – Little Rock, AR | Mutants of the Monster 2018
6/17 – Memphis, TN | Hi Tone
6/19 – Birmingham, AL | Saturn
6/20 – Atlanta, GA | The Earl
6/22 – Orlando, FL | Will’s Pub
6/23 – Wilmington, NC | Reggies
6/24 – Asheville, NC | Mothlight
6/25 – Raleigh, NC | King’s
6/27 – Baltimore, MD | Metro
6/28 – New York, NY | Le Poisson Rouge
6/29 – Philadelphia, PA | Underground Arts
6/30 – Boston, MA | Middle East
7/02 – Montreal, QC | La Sala Rosa
7/03 – Ottawa, ON | Mavericks
7/04 – Toronto, ON | Mod Club
7/06 – Pittsburgh, PA | Rex Theatre
7/07 – Detroit, MI | El Club
7/08 – Chicago, IL | Reggies
7/10 – St. Paul, MN | Club
7/11 – Omaha, NE | Lookout Lounge
7/12 – Denver, CO | Bluebird Theatre
7/13 – Salt Lake City, UT | Urban Lounge
7/14 – Boise, ID | Neurolux

* = no Bell Witch