The Band From Tehran, The Yellow Dogs, Will Be Releasing a New EP Titled Upper Class Complexity Out May 8th
The Yellow Dogs, the Brooklyn-based post-punk band that moved to the U.S. in 2010, are set to release a new EP titled Upper Class Complexity May 8th. While their story sounds quite ordinary–they formed like most garage bands: hung out at skateboard parks, shared interest in music, and began to play together–their’s is actually quite distinct because of where the band hails from. While garage punk is quite ordinary in Brooklyn, New York, in Tehran popular music is frowned upon. As Koory, the band’s bassist, recently put it, “You can find instruments, but the problem is that youβre probably going to get the shittiest ones, at triple the price.” Additionally, while supplies are legal and readily available (at ridiculously inflated prices), the substance–the creation of the music itself–is forcibly deterred.
The band’s unique story doesn’t stop in Iran though. After coming to the U.S. in 2010, The Yellow Dogs have created a name for themselves in Brooklyn’s underground punk scene. And, perhaps the most exciting news for bandmates Obash, Looloosh and Koory: all three have recently been granted asylum status by the US government. Now, The Yellow Dogs can proceed un-impeeded on an international tour that includes a string of shows in the U.S., as well as Turkey, Israel, Europe, and Australia.
Upper Class Complexity Track Listing
03. Until The Night Was Done
04. This City