Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Yip-Yip launches extensive tour with HEALTH, AIDS Wolf and The Locust, announces release date for upcoming album, Two Kings of The Same Kingdom.

Orlando based electronic (spaztronic?) duo, Yip-Yip launched an extensive nationwide tour this week that sees the pair on the road into December with fellow hellraisers HEALTH, AIDS Wolf and The Locust. The duo is touring in anticipation of the release of its latest record, Two Kings of The Same Kingdom, which will be released February 5th, 2008 by the California-based S.A.F. (Die!Die!Die!, Junius) label. Two Kings of The Same Kingdom is the follow-up to the critically praised Yip-Yip album In The Reptile House.

Yip-Yip is Brian Esser and Jason Temple, two 25 year-old “writhing costumed beanpoles” from Orlando, Florida. They have been making music together since they formed in 2001. They have also been roommates for much of this time, annoying neighbors in apartments until moving into “The Reptile House” in 2004. The house provides Yip-Yip with the space they need to continue making all of their music, recordings, art, videos, and costumes at home.

Yip-Yip started as a recording project and has, in its six years, resulted in two self-released full-length albums and an EP, two handmade art zine/CD singles, the CD-R-turned-international-release Pro-Twelve Thinker, and two more “real” releases, In The Reptile House and the upcoming Two Kings of The Same Kingdom. Two Kings of The Same Kingdom is Yip-Yip's fourth full-length album and comes in at just under 25 minutes. Its twelve new tracks were recorded by Yip-Yip in their house in Orlando, Florida over the summer of 2007.

New additions to the Yip-Yip arsenal of musical instruments on Two Kings include an organ, cymbals, a gong, and a real saxophone, a noticeable departure from the digital horns heard on their previous album. Yip-Yip also experimented with video for the album (a DVD is included with the CD), making a music video for every song using newly acquired, cheap, used equipment. Esser and Temple try to push themselves to their musical limits with each new album, resulting in a sound that is increasingly complex, yet still fun to listen to. The same goes for their live show.

Esser and Temple started playing live shows in 2003 and since then have experimented with incorporating everything from videos and stobe lights to rollerskates and goodie bags. At the beginning, they played scattered shows around Florida with friends and soon after began opening shows for various touring acts. A year or so of this led to their first tour in 2004, after which they've done eight tours with two more planned before the end of 2007. During this time, Yip Yip has played nearly 300 shows, played with many of their favorite bands, made a lot of great friends, and seen most of the United States and parts of Canada -- this after serving a one year ban from from the country in 2005 after trying to enter without work permits.

This year, Yip-Yip has stayed busy making new music, trying to push their sound into new musical territories. Their live show is a constantly growing, portable multimedia event, including costumes, video projections, and matching backdrops with every hand and foot being used to play the music on various analog synthesizers, an organ, a saxophone, cymbals, and effects. Yip-Yip will be doing a four-week tour around their showcases at Pop Montreal and CMJ in October, then leaving in November for another four weeks to tour with The Locust.

Yip Yip Live:
^ w/ AIDS Wolf
$ w/ The Locust
10/02 Charlotte, NC Milestone
10/03 Burlington, VT Club Metronome
10/04 Buffalo, NY Soundlab
10/05 Toronto, ONT Sneaky Dee's*
10/06 Montreal, PQ Pop Montreal*^
10/07 Rochester, NY Bug Jar*
10/09 Portlan, ME Geno's
10/11 Winooski, VT Monkey House*
10/12 Boston, MA O'Briens*
10/13 Providence, RI May N Kevin 4 Eva*
10/14 Pompton Lakes, NJ Mainstage Club*
10/15 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Bard College
10/16 Purchase, NY SUNY Purchase*
10/18 Philadelphia, PA Danger Danger House*
10/19 New York, NY The Knitting Factory (CMJ)*
10/20 Brooklyn, NY Death By Audio*^
10/21 Baltimore, MD The Depot*
10/22 Washington DC Civilian Arts Project*
10/23 Savannah, GA The Sentient Bean
10/24 Huntsville, AL Flying Monkey Arts
10/25 Hattiesburg, MS Thirsty Hippo
10/26 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
11/03 Tampa, FL Skatepark of Tampa^
11/04 Orlando, FL BackBooth^
11/13 Ahseville, NC Warren Wilson
11/14 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
11/16 Oakdale, Ct Mystic German Club
11/17 Albany, NY Valentines $
11/18 Providence, RI Living Room $
11/19 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's $
11/20 New York, NY Knitting Factory $
11/21 Baltimore, MD The Otto Bar $
11/23 Birmingham, AL Bottletree $
11/24 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe $
11/25 St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl $
11/26 Kansas City, MO Record Bar $
11/27 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory $
11/29 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad 300 $
11/30 Tempe, AZ The Sets $
12/06 Phoenix, AZ The Modified
12/07 El Paso, TX The Brickhouse
12/08 Austin, TX Mohawk

Two Kings of The Same Kingdom Tracklisting:
Stream The Album HERE
Release Date: February 5th, 2008

01. Anarchist Clog
02. Sprinkle Council (MP3 VIDEO)
03. Genius Beast
04. Humanly Wanderers
05. Car Picnic
06. Jazz Rats
07. Gender Changers
08. Club Mummy
09. Audacity Beach
10. Outer Tomato
11. Heavies Go Odd
12. High Heel To Mammal

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