2018YOB w/ Bell Witch, Netherlands
JuneDoors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $18
In 2002, YOB released their debut album Elaborations of Carbon followed by Catharsis in 2003, a three song record that clocked in at a colossal 50 minutes. The buzz about YOB was beginning to grow and the trio began to tour more extensively. Remaining quite prolific during this period, YOB continued to release an album each year with The Illusion of Motion coming in 2004 followed by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. Despite all the momentum, YOB disbanded in 2006.
In 2008 the band returned from hiatus and has remained strong ever since with Travis Foster on drums and Aaron Rieseberg on bass. Reinvigorated and reinspired, YOB released The Great Cessation in 2009. It was doom with a psychedelic twist, a sound that Pitchfork referred to as “cosmic doom.” At this point in their career, the band found increased exposure in the media, with The New York Times going so far as to call them “one of the best bands in North America” after a performance at Scion Rock Festival.
For 2011’s Atma , YOB took a more organic approach to recording, opting to track everything at once. In Scheidt’s own words, he wanted the record to sound “grizzly, with hair on it.” Three year later, the group released Clearing the Path to Ascend , a record that upheld their legacy as a top notch doom metal act and was hailed by Rolling Stone as the #1 metal album of the year.
Now in 2018, the band has announced their newest album ‘Our Raw Heart’ to be released on Relapse Records. As for how Our Raw Heart will be received? Mike Scheidt (guitar/vocals) is wise enough to know that it’s out of his hands. “I think every era of Yob fan will find something on there to dig—it’s just a matter of whether they can go on the whole trip or not,” he ventures. “And that’s none of my business. The music has a life of its own. It goes out there into the world and it’s gonna be received however it’s received.”
Their most recent LP, Four Phantoms (Profound Lore) was recorded by Billy Anderson and is their most focused, structured and melancholy release to date.
NETHERLANDS have played with NAPALM DEATH, MELT BANANA, MUTOID MAN, BLACK FLAG, EYEHATEGOD, CANDIRIA, VALIENT THORR, CHILD ABUSE, MUTILATION RITES, PRIMITIVE WEAPONS, FRESHKILLS, VAZ, NAAM, MARTIN REV, THE GIRAFFES, THE DEATH SET, BANGLADEAFY!, DN'T, UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES, MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT, WHITE HILLS, GULL, GODMAKER, SPACEHOG, THE AUSTERITY PROGRAM, NO WAY, MOON TOOTH and RADKEY...among many others
Lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Timo Ellis is from NYC. He's recorded and played with Yoko Ono, Cibo Matto, John Zorn, The Melvins, Gibby Haynes, Ween, Joan As Police Woman, Spacehog, and White Hills among many others, as well as put out over 25 musically widely varied solo albums as TE and under several other pseudonyms.
NETHERLANDS rejects restraint in favor of maximum impact: shredding chops, soaring vocals, and maddening hooks. Following Ellis' mission statement of making music that is equally "light-hearted, brutal, ecstatic", Netherlands crushes decades' worth of bombast into psychotropic nuggets of evil rock bliss. With nods to the dirtbag rituals of 70s heavy metal, the grandeur of 80s arena rock, and the crunch of 90s post-hardcore.