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Emerging Indie-Rock Trio Yam Haus Release New Mini-Doc 'Yam Haus - Back At First Avenue' + New EP

By Stevie Connor.

Minneapolis-based indie-rock trio and Big Loud Rock signees Yam Haus release Yam Haus – Back At First Avenue, a brand new mini-documentary that traces the band’s long road to becoming one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the Twin Cities in recent years. Detailing the band’s current North American tour that will extend through December 10, Yam Haus – Back At First Avenue is an intimate and personal snapshot into the life of a hardworking band whose burgeoning success is being catapulted by the recent release of Stupid and Famous, the trio’s latest seven-song showcase that was helmed by award-winning mixer/producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, M83). A catchy blend of indie-rock that still serves up the unforgettable hooks Yam Haus became known for, the new EP brings a whole new level of songwriting maturity and musical complexity to the band’s profile. “Musically, it is a departure from our early pop-synth sound to a grittier, guitar-led sound,” frontman Lars Pruitt says of the band’s new output. “Lyrically, it finds me confronting some of my struggles within the band, within my worldview, and within myself.”

Despite the sustained success on both sides of the pandemic — both digitally (15 million streams, 20 million YouTube views, 2 million TikTok likes, 25k+ followers on TikTok, Instagram and Spotify) and physically (100+ shows including 50+ headlining and supporting artists like Blue October and Bishop Briggs) — Yam Haus feels like they’re just getting started. At the very least, Pruitt is committed to the journey in ways not easily changed. “I got the band tattooed on my ass, so I’m here for the long game.” TOUR DATES OCTOBER 17 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle Back Room 18 — Charlotte, NC — Heist Brewery & Barrel Arts 19 — Atlanta, GA — Vinyl 20 — Nashville, TN — Exit/In 26 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall 28 — Dallas, TX — Club Dada 29 — Austin, TX — The Ballroom 31 — Phoenix, AZ — Last Exit NOVEMBER 01 — Los Angeles, CA — Moroccan Lounge 02 — San Diego, CA — Voodoo Room (House of Blues San Diego) 04 — San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill 07 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre 08 — Seattle, WA — Madame Lou's 10 — Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge 11 — Denver, CO — Bluebird Theater 12 — Lawrence, KS — The Bottleneck 15 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre 16 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s 17 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue 18 — Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall DECEMBER 07 — Appleton, WI — Appleton Beer Factory * 08 — Indianapolis, IN — Hi-Fi * 09 — Cincinnati, OH — Madison Love * 10 — St. Louis, MO — Blueberry Hill *

* — supporting Welshly Arms

Stupid and Famous EP Cover Art Credit: Casey Pflipsen.



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