Posted in music | streams | tour dates on October 9, 2012

Wild Yaks

Brooklyn's Wild Yaks will release their new album, Million Years, on November 20 via the folks at Ernest Jenning Record Co. We've got the premiere of the album's charmingly ragged, anthemic title track which you can stream at the bottom of this post.

Wild Yaks will be going out on tour to support the album's release, hitting the road with O'Death and World Inferno Friendship Society. While there are not NYC dates at the moment for that tour, Wild Yaks will be playing next week during CMJ: October 18 at Public Assembly for the My Socialist Day Party with The Intelligence, Roomrunner and Royal Baths; and on October 19 at Grand Victory for the EJRC showcase with Takka Takka, Miniboone, and Daytona.

All Wild Yaks tour dates are listed below, along with the song stream.

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Wild Yaks - 2012 Tour Dates
10.19.12 Brooklyn, NY Grand Victory w/ Takka Takka, Miniboone, Daytona - EJRC CMJ SHOWCASE
11.23.12 Amityville, NY Ollie's Point w/ O'Death, World Inferno Friendship Society
11.24.12 Rochester, NY The Club at Water Street w/ O'Death, World Inferno Friendship Society
11.25.12 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar w/O'Death, World Inferno Friendship Society
11.26.12 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop w/ O'Death, World Inferno Friendship Society
11.28.12 Detroit, MI Magic Stick w/ O'Death, World Inferno Friendship Society
11.29.12 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Club w/ O'Death, World Inferno Friendship Society
11.30.12 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon w/ O'Death, World Inferno Friendship Society
12.01.12 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club w/ O'Death, World Inferno Friendship Society
12.02.12 Fargo, ND The Aquarium w/ O'Death, World Inferno Friendship Society

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Comments (62)

gross. remember when indie rock actually ROCKED and wasn't just a bunch of effete pantpissing beardos?

Posted by json | October 9, 2012 5:26 PM

World Inferno Friendship Society wins the award for Most Annoying Fans In The World

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 5:30 PM

Haters gonna hate. these dudes are rad!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 5:33 PM

about time! Wild yaks rule! talk shit for you do not know any better.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 5:40 PM

remember when these guys "broke up"?


yeah, because no one cared about them then either....

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 5:40 PM

i actually do care about this one.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 5:49 PM

Best of the best. Love wild yaks

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 5:58 PM

Json, of all things you could possibly say, calling Rob "effete" is one of the more inaccurate putdowns I've ever heard in my entire life.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 6:06 PM

Go Yaks! and they're touring with O'Death? Killer line-up. All you haters must not know how to have a good time~wish you guys were hittin up California!

Posted by V | October 9, 2012 6:13 PM

"World Inferno Friendship Society wins the award for Most Annoying Fans In The World"

Totally.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 6:13 PM

Wild Yaks are an earnest and homegrown microcosm live itself; a spontaneous combustion of inspiration, absurd poetry, pained observations, random beauty and undocumented sublimity- all wrapped in a thinking man's sense of humor. Rob and his band of bearded brothers are the voice of a lost generation.

Fuck all ya'll haters.

Posted by Matt Goldman | October 9, 2012 6:20 PM

I like this band a whole lot.

Posted by oli | October 9, 2012 6:41 PM

WILD YAKS! YES, FINALLY. Most Deserved

Posted by TDC | October 9, 2012 6:46 PM

PRIDE OF BROOKLYN

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 7:09 PM

These guys are amazing live! Rob is a genius. If you don't get, it's you. Can't wait to hear the album. Long live the Wild Yaks!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 7:15 PM

Wow, a majority of comments that are actually in favor of a band on bv?

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 7:49 PM

YAKS RULE!

Posted by M | October 9, 2012 8:10 PM

You guys always rock in my book.. But I guess I'm just some "beardo"

Posted by Mikey Wargo | October 9, 2012 8:24 PM

Music for men with beards made by men with beards.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 8:57 PM

These guys are musical patriots. Each show is an adventure. They dig deep and play with all their heart and soul.

They aren't one of those stupid hipster bands who think they are making music and then spend hours reposting photos of naked girls on Tumblr.

Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2012 8:58 PM

I'm so glad Wild Yaks are back, they rule!

Posted by Wild Yaks | October 9, 2012 9:53 PM

all my friends are dead, i aint never had no friends!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 10:09 PM

hometown heroes

Posted by barfly | October 9, 2012 10:40 PM

this song is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!

Posted by randy jackson | October 9, 2012 10:54 PM

Woah!

Posted by Joey Lawrence | October 9, 2012 10:54 PM

i have seen them play like 10 times. special dudes they are.

Posted by people person | October 9, 2012 10:57 PM

Hey kids, shilling for your bros in the Wild Yaks will only get you so far in life. Try starting your own band/hiring your own publicist, it clearly isn't hard to get hyped these days.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 12:17 AM

Wyld Stallyns >>>>>> Wild Yaks

"effete pantpissing beardos" pretty much nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 12:23 AM

All y'all haters better wake up, 20 years from now the rest of us will be saying "I saw Wild Yaks before they were huge". Recognize, son.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 7:27 AM

Hope this band is around for a million years!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 8:57 AM

I want to punch the guy the middle in the face so badly.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 9:01 AM

No way man that's Rockaway Rob. He lives on the beach. He's rules, but I'm sure not half as awesome as you and your blogging buddies. yaks!

Posted by rockaway rachel | October 10, 2012 9:39 AM

^yes, confirmed....I definitely want to punch that guy in the face.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 10:05 AM

^^^^^penis envy^^^^^

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 10:25 AM

WILD YAKS is not indie.
and they most definitely are not an "effete " anything.

WILD YAKS is one of the most original band that has sprung from brooklyn.
indie? i absolutely loathe it when critics compare one band with another but if we 'absolutely must" then i would compare ...... THE AMAZING FEEL GOOD FEELING their music gives with the one of THE POGUES.

Posted by marjorine vannutz | October 10, 2012 10:55 AM

Wild Yaks = 2 fistfuls of diamonds

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 10:56 AM

^^^^like^^^

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 11:03 AM

these dudes hype themselves up almost as much as Friends.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 11:13 AM

Friends? Really? The fact that you even put them two in the same sentence shows how dumb you is. ignant!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 11:29 AM

made it 32 seconds in. No interest in a beardo choir. Get a vocalist who can a actually sing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 11:37 AM

don't know this band but the song is pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 12:03 PM

built to spill imitators made worse by their brain slugged acolytes

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 12:36 PM

Wow, the Wild Yaks sure spend a lot of time writing comments on BrooklynVegan!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 12:40 PM

11:29 What are you talking about. The chick from Friend's new band is playing at their record release party!! I think it's fair to put them in the same sentence. And yes, they've got the same self-promotion game as Friends. It's some shameless ass shit.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 1:00 PM

If you mean by self-promotion posting something on their facebook page and asking their fans for support, gee, that's shameless.

Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2012 3:28 PM

^yes Wild Yaks got 46 responses out of the blue. Nothing to see here.

Clowns. And yeah, count me in for wanting to punch the guy in the middle in the face.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 3:47 PM

haters have never seen this band live.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 4:50 PM

Tell your "friends" to stop posting for you on here now, please.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 5:33 PM

yeah and how bout that roy( the girlie toy) shitbag that goes to their shows and fucking dances around like a fucking ass beard tranny on shitty blow!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 11:38 PM

Wild Yaks = pathetic. And yeah I want to punch that guy in the center too.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 1:01 AM

"Self promotion is a bad thing"
^^
"Indie" is dead because of shit heads like these. The same shit heads who "make art" and then store it under their beds for safe keeping. anyways.....
Who's going to the Intelligence/ Wild Yaks show?!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 7:02 PM

Freinds -this time with more annoying beardos

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 7:23 PM

live in sin and it all begins backwards and forwards . . know you now. . now you know . . and you dont grow. . plants are alive assholes and they have kids. . some day i'll eat your kids. . hope they are shameful kids like you seen. . die. . cry. . dance. . piss in a hole with an ant. . my future we can't . . so fuck me up as i enjoy. . . . roy miranda

Posted by safe anal sex with your mom | October 11, 2012 11:59 PM

Count me in for wanting to punch that asshole in the middle in the face.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 12:25 AM

#TeamPunchThatBeardoInTheFace

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 9:03 AM

7:23
you spelled friends wrong. Haha you dumb shit!
easy mistake since you prolly don't have any.
smooches!

Posted by I an spell reall good like | October 13, 2012 8:26 PM

Its not how you spel-its what you have to say. piece.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2012 10:16 PM

this band is around for a million years!

Posted by шины в минске | October 14, 2012 9:42 AM

Yo one of the dudes in this band is my brother from another and I would love to see one of y'all fuckers try to fuck w/ him in real life. I know you fuckers are just talking shit but I take that shit personally.

Posted by Juan Serrano | November 5, 2012 3:28 PM

Part of me feels sorry for Sean Lennon. It's such a tragedy having to record Wainright in his bedroom

Posted by Makeup | November 23, 2012 3:18 PM

three cool guys.

Posted by mike | July 12, 2013 1:15 PM

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