Yonder Mountain String Band Announces New Album

Hot on the heels of an announcement of a Red Rocks performance with Greensky Bluegrass and Fruition, Yonder Mountain String Band have revealed details of their new studio album, Black Sheep, which is due June 16 on their own Frog Pad Records. The album is the band’s first as a five-piece with Jake Jolliff and Allie Kral both making contributions to Black Sheep.

Black Sheep, the group’s first record after the departure of Jeff Austin, was produced by the band themselves. “This record sounds more like Yonder than any record we’ve ever done. I’m hoping that when people are finished listening to it, they’ll just hit play and listen to it again,” bassist and vocalist Ben Kaufmann said in a statement announcing the new LP. The album mostly features new originals Yonder hasn’t played live yet with a few exceptions -a cover of Buzzcocks’ “Ever Fallen In Love” and the previously road tested title track, “Annalee” and “Landfall.”

The majority of Black Sheep was recorded at Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado, with guitarist/vocalist Adam Aijala handling much of the engineering at his home studio and while on the road; the first time a band member has taken on that task.

Yonder Mountain String Band has a busy 2015 in store featuring the five-piece lineup that includes Jolliff and Kral. Look for more dates to be announced soon.

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