× The Yawpers' first European tour kicks off tomorrow

The Yawpers' first European tour kicks off tomorrow


When Consequence of Sound captures the essence of the band so clearly, you should just quote it in full: "The Yawpers come out of some beer-drenched hole in Denver, full of fuzzy guitar with one ear towards 1970s rock and roll and another towards 1960s Delta blues."

The Yawpers craft tunes that are engrossed in creative context. Some might recall the edges of the mid-1900s Delta blues, but only if those lived-in riffs were played by the MC5, broadcast through booming stadium speakers and drenched with pounds of fuzzy distortion and full-throttled punk rock energy. They conduct parallel frequencies with the ferocious and raw proletarian roots of Uncle Tupelo, the burning-hot thrashings and cavernous sonic space of Hot Snakes, and mix in derisive scrutiny that brings to mind Ween or the Minutemen.

The Yawpers’ third album Boy in a Well, out through Bloodshot Records, is a sensational tragedy set in World War I France about a mother abandoning her unwanted newborn child. But, like the band itself, there’s so much more roiling beneath the surface. And part of it can be seen on their upcoming first European tour starting tomorrow.

06/04: Middelburg (NL) @ Kaffee 't Hof 
07/04: Hengelo (NL) @ Heartland Festival 
08/04: Venlo (NL) @ Down By The River 
09/04: Bern (CH) @ Hush Hush Speakeasy 
10/04: Zürich (CH) @ Ziegel Oh Lac / Rote Fabrik 
12/04: Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound 
13/04: Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia 
14/04: Madrid (ESP) @ Wurlitzer Ballroom 
16/04: Décines-Charpieu (FR) @ Warm Audio 
18/04: Paris (FR) @ Le Boule Noire 
20/04: London (UK) @ Shacklewell Arms 
21/04: Newport (UK) @ Le Pub 
22/04: Norfolk (UK) @ Burston Crown 
24/04: Glasgow (UK) @ 02 ABC2 Glasgow 
25/04: Hull (UK) @ Kardomah 94 
26/04: Den Haag (NL) @ The Live I Life 
27/04: Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis 
28/04: Groningen (NL) @ Rhytmn & Bluesnight 
30/04: Karlsruhe (DE) @ Substage 
01/05: Munich (DE) @ Milla 
02/05: Dresden (DE) @ Ostpol 
03/05: Berlin (DE) @ Badehaus 
04/05: Hamburg (DE) @ Molotow 
05/05: Amsterdam (NL) @ De Nieuwe Anita 
06/05: Rees-Haldern (DE) @ Haldern Pop Bar