Oregon trio YOB will release its eighth album, "Our Raw Heart", on June 8 via Relapse Records. The disc was co-produced by the band and Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Oregon, with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (THE MARS VOLTA, DIAMANDA GALAS, SLOWDIVE).
A track from the album, "The Screen", can be streamed below.
"There was no guarantee that I was going to live long enough to record the album," said singer/guitar player Mike Scheidt about the seven-track release.
Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com with various physical bundles including a super deluxe 2XLP boxset (limited to 100 copies), a white/gold splattered deluxe version (limited to 300 copies), various merchandise and other formats including cassette and CD. Digital downloads include an instant download of "The Screen".
"Our Raw Heart" track listing:
02. The Screen
03. In Reverie
04. Lung Reach
05. Beauty in Falling Leaves
06. Original Face
07. Our Raw Heart
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."
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