YOB Release Atma (Deluxe Version) Today ; U.S. & European Tour Dates Announced






Atma (Deluxe Version) cover; artwork by Orion Landau


Nov. 2, 2021, Oregon – YOB, “the Pacific Northwest trio able to swing effortlessly between menacing distortion and hushed reverie” (Associated Press), close out 2021 with the release of a remixed and remastered version of their stunning sixth album, Atma, and word of the trio’s first tour since 2019.

“When we first recorded Atma, our aim was to have a raw production, lo-fi and punk, and we did get that sound. Over the years, though, we wondered what it would be like to have Billy Barnett remix Atma, allowing him to give it Gung Ho Studio’s scope and thunder, as he has on The Illusion Of MotionThe Unreal Never LivedClearing The Path To Ascend, and Our Raw Heart,” explained Mike Scheidt of the newly remixed and remastered collection. “Due to our busy schedules, this idea sat on the back burner but when the pandemic hit, we had the time to not only approach the project, but approach it with this goal: to keep everything in Jeff Olsen’s amazing raw-punch production while having Billy make it volume-wide and monolithic in detail and space. We’re thrilled with the result, and hope you will be too!”

The nearly-hour long album initially arrived in 2011, with NPR dubbing the five-track release “an incredibly spiritual” album “that explores the energy of self and its surroundings.” Guest musicians included Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Jeff Olsen and Dustin Rieseberg. Atma landed on numerous year-end lists, including best of countdowns from the New York TimesDecibel MagazineSPIN and Pitchfork.

Atma (Deluxe Version) is available digitally now, with the digital release featuring 10 tracks: the five remastered/newly mixed versions followed by the original 2011 renditions. An array of 2xLP vinyl variants arrive on April 8, and are available for pre-order (orcd.co/yob-atmadeluxe) now. The variants are:

· Clear with gold pinwheels and splatter (135 copies)

· White, oxblood, and gold merge with splatter (335 copies)

· Bone white in clear with rainbow splatter (535 copies)

· Bone white with splatter (1000 copies)

· Oxblood and Gold (5500 copies)


YOB tour dates:

December 11  Bellingham, OR  Structures Brewing

December 21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

December 22 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

February 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

February 21 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

February 22 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

February 23 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

March 17 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s

March 18 Santa Cruz, CA Felton

March 19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

March 20 Los Angeles, CA 1720

March 21 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick

March 22 Tucson, AZ Club Congress

March 23 Albuquerque, NM Sister

March 24 Denver, CO Marquis Theater

March 25 Salt Lake City, UT Soundwell

April 27 Glasgow, UK G2

April 28 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club

April 29 Manchester, UK Academy 3

May 1 London, UK Desert Fest

May 3 Lille, FR Aeronef

May 4 Rouen, FR Le106

May 5 Paris, FR La Maroquinerie

May 6 Lyon, FR L’Epicerie Moderne

May 8 Munich, DE Strom

May 10 Bologna, IT Freakout Club

May 11 Mezzago, IT Bloom

May 12 Martigny, CH Les Caves du Manoir

May 13 Delemont, CH SAS

May 14 Dortmund, DE Junkyard

May 16 Oslo, NO Partkteatret

May 17 Stockholm, SE Slaktkyrkan

May 18 Gothenburg, SE Valand

May 19 Copenhagen, DK Colossal Weekend

May 20 Aarhus, DK Atlas

May 21 Hanover, DE Café Glocksee

May 22 Groningen, NL Vera

May 24 Eindhoven, EL Effenaar

May 25 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU Kulturfabrik

May 26 Gent, BE Dunk Fest

May 27 Berlin, DE Desert Fest

July 20 – 24 Moran, WY Fire In The Mountains Fest

True Widow opens on March 17 to 24 dates;

Tickets for the newly announced U.S. tour dates are on sale Friday, Nov. 5 at 10 am pacific. Tickets for the band’s European tour are on sale Thursday, Nov. 4 at 11 am CET.


Photo credit: James Rexroad


YOB is Mike Scheidt (vocals/guitar), Aaron Rieseberg (bass), and Travis Foster (drums). The Oregon-based band have released eight studio albums, with the most recent, Our Raw Heart, which Rolling Stone declared “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 July 2018 cover story, said it “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.” The album, like so many in the band’s discography, won accolades from journalists and fans worldwide.

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