geographical isolation makes Australia an unlikely habitat for a missing
link that could exist for millions of years without being documented
by science, especially since no primates are indigenous to the continent.
Nevertheless, the land down under claims its own version of Bigfoot,
the Yowie. The creature's long history can be traced back to aborigine
legends. An aborigine folk tale explains that when their people first
migrated to Australia thousands of years ago, they encountered on
the new continent a savage race of ape-men. The aborigines' ancestors
went to war against the ape-men, and in the end the humans triumphed,
thanks to their ability to make weapons. - Bigfoot
SECOND ALBUM: "DAMNING WITH FAINT PRAISE"
"Yowie sounds like Einstein discovering the theory of relativity while hopped up on meth and psilocybin -- genius ideas of how everything connects spewed raw and uncontained, formulae and fact swirling in broken code, riding between rational thought and complete breakdown."
- Riverfront Times: Best Of St. Louis
"Damning with Faint Praise" is the second full length release from Yowie. This album surpasses the girth and intensity of their debut, "Cryptooology," an album that few have learned to decipher (or pronounce). "Damning with Faint Praise" moves through an array of multidimensional shifting structures, while inexplicably maintaining cohesion, and even, yes, grooves.
YOWIE COME RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE:
King Crimson, Ruins, Cheer Accident, The Flying Luttenbachers, Hella, The Locust, Fantomas, Trio Convulsante, Battles
o Click HERE to read DIANA BENANTI's interview with YOWIE,
conducted after their reformation (JUNE 2011)
from "SIDES 11-14: YOWIE / COLOSSAMITE PRE / MULE
double 7" & comic book set"
Joe Carduchii wrote in his book "Rock And The Pop Narcotic" that today - "If you cut open young execs, housewives, rappers, house-mixers, salsa fans, hip-hopsters, etc, you're likely to find, 14 rings back, a layer of molten rock spewed by Australia's shaggiest eruption, AC/DC“.
SIDES 11-14 is the latest in SKiN GRAFT Records’ irregularly published series of tribute record and comic book sets published in conjunction with Gasoline Boost Records. This deluxe double 7“ single and comic book set includes:
YOWIE "Dunderdruck“ The newly reformed YOWIE turn AC/DC’s "Thunderstruck” sideways to take the listener on a technically impeccable, hyper-alien-math-rock sugar high - played with spaghetti-strung guitars and stop on a dime drums.
COLOSSAMITE "Anti-Christ Devil Child“ The members of Gorge Trio (John and Ed of Deerhoof) plus Nick Sakes (vocalist of Dazzling Killmen) unite one final time for a maddening metal medley of AC/DC’s greatest hits.
PRE "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap“ London’s No Wave naughties apply their merry-go-round grind to the certified classic “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”.
MULE "Have A Drink On Me“ Vaulted for 10 years and previously unreleased, here is the final recording from this legendary Touch and Go / Quarterstick Recording artist, featuring the restrained redneck blues of PW Long on vocals and guitar.
Plus: a densely illustrated 20 page wraparound comic book sleeve written and drawn by Skin Graft founder Mark Fischer
FIRST ALBUM: "CRYPTOOOLOGY"
Three years in the making, Cryptooology, Yowie's debut album, is an
album at war. Yowie, a dual-guitar and drums trio from St. Louis,
have been stunning audiences with their incomparable barrage of sonic
kung fu, accelerating the progressive-rock rhythmic sensibilities
of RUINS and MAGMA and mutating them with the shriekier side of BIG
BLACK and SLAYER. The band incorporates many variations in time signature,
tempo, and tuning, to create a virtual audio maze, but no matter how
complex things get their compositions remain cohesive and compelling.
With their debut album still being recorded, the
strength of Yowie's live show alone garnered them a nomination in
The Riverfront Times' 2004 St. Louis Music Awards, alongside local
acts as diverse as Nelly and Chuck Berry to Jay Farrar and Chingy.
The Yowie has yet to be found in Australia, but has been found touring
the U.S. performing with the likes of: CHEER-ACCIDENT,
THE FROGS, WESLEY WILLIS, THE CHINESE STARS, THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS,
and X27, to name a few.