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“…the group’s sprawling gravity and thunderous majesty have taken an introspective turn…” – NPR


“Largely penned from what he worried would be his deathbed,” said Rolling Stone in a recent interview with YOB singer/guitar player Mike Scheidt. “YOB’s eighth album, Our Raw Heart, is a riveting document of Scheidt’s year. A gauntlet of sickness and health, clarity and confusion, the record wrestles with mortality and ultimately perseveres.” Decibel Magazine, in their current cover story, said “one of the byproducts” of Scheidt’s illness “is a brilliant new album that takes the YOB blueprint of punishingly heavy, delightfully angular doom/sludge into unexplored areas of heart-breaking melody and triumphant resolve.”Our Raw Heart, to be released on June 8th on Relapse Records is YOB’s eagerly-awaited new album and one of the most anticipated rock records of the year, is streaming now via NPR (

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). Pre-orders are available now ( with various physical bundles including merchandise, vinyl, cassette and CD. Both the title track and “The Screen” are available as instant downloads with album pre-orders.

Photo credit: James Rexroad

YOB Tour Dates:

  • 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 SoundBar
  • 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 2 Montreal, QC La Sala Rosa
  • July 3 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
  • July 4 Toronto, ON Mod Club
  • July 6 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
  • July 7 Detroit, MI El Club
  • July 8 Chicago, IL Reggies
  • July 9 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
  • September 6 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
  • September 7 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Atrium
  • September 8 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
  • September 9 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
  • September 12 Albuquerque, NM Sister
  • September 13 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
  • September 14 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
  • September 15 Oakland, CA Metro
  • October 6 Nijmegen, Netherlands Soulcrusher
  • October 12 Antwerp, Belgium Desertfest
  • June 14 to July 14 w/Bell Witch
  • September 6 to 15 w/Acid King & CHRCH

YOB is Travis Foster (drums), Aaron Rieseberg (bass) and Mike Scheidt (vocals/guitar). The band reissued their fifth full-length album, The Great Cessationin December via Relapse Records. That album can be streamed via all digital retail outlets HERE and ordered via HERE.




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