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The shakycam in this video is my fault. (I need to get a tripod for my Flip cam.) I also don't know how to shut up while interviewees talk. But if you fortify yourself with Dramamine, you can hear Mike Scheidt talk about guitars, the next YOB record, and what makes him tick. The location is the restaurant inside the Sheraton in Pomona (hence the dishes clattering in the background); I talked to Scheidt at Scion Rock Fest. As anyone who's met him can attest, talking with Mike Scheidt is an experience. His eyes see through you. But they are also kind eyes. You can practically feel me shielding myself with the camera from the intensity of his gaze.

Speaking of YOB's new album Atma, you can hear a song from it here. It's bitchin'. I love its swing, a welcome change from doom metal's usual absence of rhythm. I also love the tang of Scheidt's voice. It's a trip to hear such a keening sound come from such a large man.

Atma comes out August 16 on Profound Lore. YOB are touring with Dark Castle soon. Holy shit. See dates below.

— Cosmo Lee

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YOB/DARK CASTLE - US TOUR

7/01 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/Samothrace, Aranya
7/02 - Portland, OR @ Branx w/Wizard Rifle, Sloths
7/03 - Boise, ID @ Redroom
7/04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas w/Eagle Twin
7/05 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
7/06 - Lincoln, NE @ Duffy's Tavern
7/07 - Dubuque, IA @ Off Minor
7/08 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/Indian
7/09 - Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesday w/Deadsea
7/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
7/12 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
7/13 - Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets
7/14 - Montreal, QC @ TBA
7/15 - Toronto, ON @ The Courthouse w/Sons of Otis
7/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
7/17 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/19 - Charlotte @ TBA
7/20 - Savannah @ TBA
7/21 - Jacksonville, FL @ 8B Warehouse
7/22 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
7/23 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
7/24 - Panama City FL @ C Level
7/25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7/26 - Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton w/Loss
7/27 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe w/Crowlord
7/29 - New Orleans @ One Eyed Jacks
7/30 - Houston, TX @ The Mink
7/31 - Austin, TX @ Emo's w/The Roller
8/01- San Antonio, TX @ Korova Basement
8/03 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Rogue Bar w/Rituals
8/04 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
8/05 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/Ancestors, Of the Horizon
8/06 - Berkeley, CA @ Gilman St
8/07 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA
8/08 - Arcata, CA @ The Alibi

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