Yob Release “Our Raw Heart” on June 8, Announce North American Tour

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.

“We’re very excited to share this new music,” says singer/guitar player Mike Scheidt. “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 HERE and ordered via Relapse.com HERE.

YOB Tour Dates:

May 25 Vancouver, BC Modified Ghost Festival

— All Dates June 14 – July 14 w/ Bell Witch —

June 14 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street

June 15 Austin, TX Austin Terror Fest

June 16 Little Rock, AR Mutants of the Monster 2018

June 17 Memphis, TN Hi Tone

June 19 Birmingham, AL Saturn

June 20 Atlanta, GA The Earl

June 22 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub

June 23 Wilmington, NC Reggies

June 24 Asheville, NC Mothlight

June 25 Raleigh, NC King’s

June 27 Baltimore, MD Metro

June 28 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge

June 29 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

June 30 Boston, MA Middle East

July 02 Montreal, QC La Sala Rosa

July 03 Ottawa, ON Mavericks

July 04 Toronto, ON Mod Club

July 06 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre

July 07 Detroit, MI El Club

July 08 Chicago, IL Reggies

July 10 St. Paul, MN Club

July 11 Omaha, NE Lookout Lounge

July 12 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre

July 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

July 14 Boise, ID Neurolux

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