Yoni Wolf of WHY? & Serengeti releasing ‘Testarossa’ (stream it), touring
Yoni Wolf of WHY? and his old pal (and Sufjan Stevens and Open Mike Eagle collaborator) Serengeti teamed up once again for the collaborative project Yoni & Geti, whose album Testarossa comes out this week (5/6) on Joyful Noise (pre-order). As you may imagine, the album finds the middle ground between indie rock and indie rap, and it’s good stuff. According to a press release, the album tells the story of star-crossed lovers Maddy and Davy:
After Davy got Maddy pregnant, he proposed. The ceremony was a lovely, traditional affair. Shortly thereafter, Davy’s band took off and he rode the wave of garage rock revival. But alas, soon their music went out of vogue, and the tastemakers left them for dead. No blog would touch them with a ten-word post, but Davy never gave up. Music was the only life he knew, the only way he could pay the bills and process the pain.
So he took any gig he could get, canvassing the road, hoping to ignite his career at sparsely attended shows from Hoboken to Hamburg, Germany. Times were tough. Davy barely had any income to send home to Maddy and their now two children. With her husband on the road, she was forced to take a job as a cocktail waitress. Slightly debased, and getting hit on all the time, she eventually took solace in the arms of Davy’s old high school best friend/ex-bandmate.
A stream of the full album premieres below.
Yoni & Geti are also touring in support of the album, including NYC on June 7 at Le Poisson Rouge. That show is part of a run with Tall Tall Trees opening. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Yoni & Geti — 2016 Tour Dates
5/27: Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
5/28: Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi Fi
6/1: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
6/2: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Pike Room*
6/3: Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness*
6/4: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
6/7: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge^
6/8: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^
6/9: Providence, RI @ AS220^
6/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer^
6/11: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar^
7/13: Nashville, TN @ High Watt
7/15: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
7/16: Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
7/18: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
7/19: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
7/21: Los Angeles, CA @ the Echo
7/23: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall%
7/25: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios%
7/26: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile%
7/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
7/30: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
* w/ Advance Base
^ w/ Tall Tall Trees
% w/ GO DARK