OLDEN YOLK Announce UK Live dates Share new single, “Vital Sign” + Debut Self-Titled Album Out February 23rd On Trouble In Mind

February 1, 2018

Daniel Dorsa



Announce UK Live dates

Share new single, “Vital Sign

Debut Self-Titled Album Out February 23rd On Trouble In Mind

Olden Yolk, the New York-based group led by songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Shane Butler (of Quilt) and Caity Shaffer, are set to release their self-titled debut album on February 23rd via Trouble In Mind. After presenting “Takes One To Know One,” the lead single that will “put you in an eight-minute trance” (Stereogum) the band now shares “Vital Sign” with an accompanying video directed by Butler and Shaffer.

“‘Vital Sign represents two sides of a coin,” explain Butler and Shaffer. “It references feelings of isolation and paranoia felt during periods of illness and confinement, as well as the emergence from such an experience, in recognition of the trials that bind us (“it could have been you too”). The song begins with a reflective moment which quickly reaches a breaking point, accentuated by screeching strings and bellowing background vocals.”

The band have also announced March shows in London and Bristol, with more to follow. Details below…

Monday 26th March – BRISTOL – Hy-Brasil Music Club (free show)
Thursday 29th March – LONDON – Cafe Oto (tickets)

Olden Yolk is a group whose penchant for dystopian folk, abstract poeticism, and motorik rhythms have enveloped them in a sound uniquely of-the-moment yet simultaneously time-tested. The interlaced vocals of Butler and Shaffer are found guiding each composition on their enlivening self-titled debut. The project was initially conceived in 2012 by Butler as an outlet for one-off songs and visual art while touring and releasing albums with the band Quilt (Mexican Summer). Following the release of a split-record with Weyes Blood in 2014, Olden Yolk became a collaborative entity.


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Olden Yolk Tracklist:
1. Verdant
2. Cut To The Quick
3. Gamblers On A Dime
4. Vital Sign
5. Aria
6. Common Ground
7. Hen’s Teeth
8. Esprit De Corps
9. After Us
10. Takes One To Know One


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