A taste of the new The Yell Leaders record
"Needle Exchange (Blue Ink)" is the first taste of the upcoming disc from The Yell Leaders to see the light of day. It's on a limited edition, free CD of Milwaukee bands released by OnMilwaukee.com, called "OMCD_0.10 Summer Music Sampler."
Yell Leaders added to iTunes Store and napster.com
The two most recent Yell Leaders full-length CDs were recently added to both the iTunes Store and napster.com. That's right, now you can download any song off of "Cornelia Street" or "Noxajoy," using one of these popular, legal resources. Check it out today!
Redskins tribute disc
Five bands, including The Yell Leaders, have contributed to a 10" vinyl tribute to England's late lamented Redskins. TYLS have dished up a Grooveblaster remix of "The Power Is Yours."
Yell Leaders are included on a great new Cheap Trick Tribute CD. Yes, that's right.
Our version of "Take Me I'm Yours," by the best band from Rockford, Illinois,
is available now, on the AMCT Cheap Trick Tribute V.5. This handsomely-crafted
tribute to Zander, Nielsen, Carlos, and Petersson (and the other guy that played
bass for a few years) is the fifth annual installment of a series of discs made
by fans for fans of Cheap Trick. It's got 17 CT cover songs by several great acts
from exotic places ... including Germany, Japan, England and even North Carolina!
But JP likes it!
Click here to read JP's review of "Noxajoy," in English.
Our German isn't too good, but we sort of get the idea this guy doesn't like "Noxajoy." Click here and if you can tell, let us know.
Read MusicBoom's interview with The Yell Leaders here!
As a tribute to one of our littlest and cutest friends, we've recorded a cover of John Lennon's "Julia" and you can get one from us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milwaukee-area fans can hear the band interviewed on Rich Mars' morning show, Mon., Jan. 21, 2002, at 8 a.m., on WMSE 91.7 FM, the radio voice of Milwaukee School of Engineering. Stay tuned for future appearances.
Read all about it
OnMilwaukee.com interviewed Joe Vent for the site recently. Click here to read the story.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also talked to Joe and ran a story about the about the band on Fri., Jan. 11, 2001! Click here to read the story.
The new CD is in our hands and has a baker's dozen new songs (plus a hidden surprise), all performed by Joe, Bobby and Mary, with a few able-bodied assistants. Recorded at home and at Walls Have Ears with William Stace, the disc captures the band's spirit of adventure. You can buy it at here or by sending $12 to the band at P.O. Box 2, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0002. When you get it, be sure to drop us an email and let us know what you think.
The Yell Leaders will return to Zoo A La Carte this year to perform Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
While Prince was kicking off Summerfest with a bang, The Yell Leaders were playing a gig at the Cactus Club with friends The Meddler and Eric Blowtorch & the Inflammables on Thurs., June 28. Thanks to everyone for coming out.
The show was a bit of a warm-up for The Yell Leaders' Thurs., July 5 performance at Summerfest, which went off without a hitch and included guest appearance by Mike Brenner on guitar and accordion and Julie Straszewski on backing vocals.
New album coming soon
The band has spent much of the past year recording the follow-up to Cornelia Street, due for release later this year.
Many of the 14 songs began at home, where basic tracks were recorded onto a mini-disc recorder. They were then taken to Walls Have Ears in Milwaukee and other tracks were added. Other songs have been recorded in their entirety at Walls with engineer and co-producer Bill Stace. The band has finished mixing the tracks, two of which are to be included on tribute CDs due out in 2001. Photos have been taken and work on the sleeve is almost complete. Mastering is finished and we hope to have the disc available by the end of summer.
"The Power Is Yours," is a cover by one of the last singles by York's Redskins and will appear on a tribute disc to the lefty trio, released by Germany's Mad Butcher Records.
"Piano Jazz Radio" is a version of a song by Internet music mavens Masters of the Obvious and will be included in a tribute to them.
Is that The Yell Leaders on TV again?
Milwaukeeans may also recognize bits of "Still Alone," from 1996's Up For Steam
disc, which is being used by local daily online city magazine OnMilwaukee.com
in their latest TV commercials.
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