Yonder Mountain String Band Announces New Album ‘Get Yourself Outside’ & Shares Single

Watch the video for the album's lead single, "Into The Fire."

By Scott Bernstein Dec 3, 2021 9:27 am PST

Yonder Mountain String Band returns with a new studio album entitled Get Yourself Outside via Frog Pad Records on February 25. Today, the quintet previewed the LP by releasing lead single “Into The Fire” along with an accompanying video.

Get Yourself Outside marks the first YMSB studio album with mandolinist Nick Piccininni. “Nick is an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist. He’s also a great singer with a magnetic stage presence,” explained YMSB guitarist and co-founder Adam Aijala. “And he’s in such a creative space right now, something that has brought a whole new vibe and dynamic to the band. But, at the same time, it’s such a natural fit, where he hits that sweet spot of the Yonder Mountain sound we’ve come to be known for.”

Aijala and Piccininni are joined in the band’s current lineup by fiddler Allie Kral, bassist Ben Kaufmann and banjoist Dave Johnston. Yonder Mountain String Band recorded the 11-track effort at Cinder Sound Studio in Gunbarrel, Colorado with co-producer/engineer John McVey while the music world was shut down due to the pandemic. “We want the listener to get outside of your own head, get outside the box or container that you’ve created around yourself—look outside and see what else is out there,” explained Kaufmann.

Initially conceived during online sessions held by band members, the group assembled after nine months apart at Cinder Sound Studio to lay down the material. “We knew we had to take greater advantage of our time off the road. So, we started to collaborate and realized we had all of these songs,” Kaufmann explained. “It was kind of a trick to figure out how to get together and record safely. But, we’re glad that we did and what came from it.”

Watch Yonder Mountain String Band’s “Into The Fire” video, premiered by Relix, below:

Get Yourself Outside Tracklist

  1. Beside Myself
  2. I Just Can’t
  3. Small House
  4. If Only
  5. Up This Hill
  6. No Leg Left
  7. Out Of The Pan
  8. Into The Fire
  9. Broken Records
  10. Change Of Heart
  11. Suburban Girl
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