Established in early 2002, the Yellow Press has been steadily repairing a Chevy Club wagon and driving many hours to make the big rock in little places. This has included most of Europe and the continental United States, a far cry from the Marin Yacht Club where they first met. Thankfully, the fame about outstanding live shows along with previous recordings made it to our office. After spending a few days dancing around a table while listening to "Dead Man?s Shoes? off their 7?, decent amount of messages sent forth and back and a lot of stress - the new album "Comfortable Curses? is out right in time for their 2nd European tour! Musically speaking, the Yellow Press are most certainly in that post-punk realm where the object is to get the audience to shake their asses and clap their hands. But their vehemence and urgency differentiate them from the majority of other bands drawing the inspiration from similar basement and brings the heavy 90`s emo hardcore and "DC" rock influencies on the mind. After a brief look into history its not surprising - vocalist and bassist Steven Chamberlain used to play in inspiring band Torches To Rome (with album on Ebullition).
The Yellow Press build their songs around punchy drums and extremely loud bass with supple, pulsing guitar and keyboard lines. Sharp vocals help to create an extremely catchy and danceable music that is rarely found in this presently oversaturated genre. Those who saw their show will agree - no matter how much you are worrying about your ears during their first song, you find yourself screaming for more volume just a few songs later. The Yellow Press proved that on many shows with such bands as JR Ewing, An Albatross, Against Me!, The Panthers, El Guapo, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Erase Errata, Yaphet Kotto, The Locust, Kill Me Tomorrow and Thunderbirds Are Now! among many others.
Summary: As alarmed as early Panthers or Liars, as urgent as your favorite 90`s emohardcore band, as smart as early Fugazi. (day after)