Minneapolis-based trio Yam Haus is back with a bang, releasing their electrifying new EP, ‘Stupid And Famous’. This seven-song showcase, helmed by the award-winning mixer/producer Tony Hoffer (known for his work with Beck, Phoenix, and M83), promises to be an exhilarating display of the band’s incredible talent.
Yam Haus has become synonymous with infectious indie-rock instrumentation and unforgettable vocal lines. With ‘Stupid And Famous’, they’re taking their signature sound to new heights, showcasing a remarkable level of songwriting maturity and musical complexity across the EP.
The EP’s standout and new lead single, ‘So Long’, delves into the band’s journey to find their authentic sound and hit their stride. The accompanying music video on YouTube promises to be a visual spectacle.
Frontman Lars Pruitt shares his thoughts on the track and the EP: “Musically, it is a departure from our early pop-synth sound to a grittier, guitar-led sound. Lyrically, it finds me confronting some of my struggles within the band, within my worldview, and within myself.” He reflects on the band’s evolution, saying, “A lot has changed since we started making pop music and doing a daily vlog on YouTube for nearly two years straight. We used to be so down to make ‘content’ to grab people’s attention, and these days I find myself feeling a lot less inspired by social media. But the beautiful thing is that I’m still inspired by making music, and connecting with people over music. We hope this EP connects with people, and we can’t wait to play it live in clubs this fall.”
Indeed, Yam Haus is gearing up for an exciting tour. After opening for The Killers and Death Cab for Cutie at TC Summer Fest in their hometown on July 14th, the band is set to embark on a U.S. and Canadian tour starting on Friday, October 6th, at Hi-Fi in Indianapolis, IN. This tour will extend through November 18th, concluding at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL. Be sure to grab your tickets and catch them live in action!
Yam Haus has enjoyed tremendous success both digitally and physically, amassing 15 million streams, countless editorial placements, 20 million YouTube views, 2 million TikTok likes, and a dedicated fan following on social media platforms. They’ve performed over 100 shows, headlining more than 50 and supporting artists such as Blue October and Bishop Briggs. For Yam Haus, this is just the beginning of their musical journey, and they’re here for the long haul.
Listen to the new EP and see the full list of tour dates below:
- 06 — Indianapolis, IN — Hi-Fi
- 07 — Ferndale, MI — The Loving Touch
- 08 — Toronto, ON — The Drake Underground
- 10 — Philadelphia, PA — World Cafe Live
- 12 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Made
- 13 — Cambridge, MA — Sonia
- 15 — Washington DC — DC9
- 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
- 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
- 07 — Appleton, WI — Appleton Beer Factory
- 08 — Indianapolis, IN — Hi-Fi
- 09 — Cincinnati, OH — Madison Love
- 10 — St. Louis, MO — Blueberry Hill