Olden Yolk, which is led by Shane Butler (Quilt) and Caity Shaffer, just released their terrific debut album last week via Trouble in Mind, which I wrote about in Indie Basement:

If you are familiar with Quilt (he and Anna Fox are that group’s main songwriters) you’re not going to be surprised by what you hear on this album, but that’s totally ok. Shane’s style — melodic baroque psych folk, with strong krautrock tendencies — is in very fine form here. He cited Can as an influence and you really hear that in the skittering drums and way they were recorded. It’s the songs, though that really make this and “Takes One to Know One,” “Cut to the Quick,” “Gamblers on a Dime,” and “Hen’s Teeth” are as good as any he’s made with Quilt (who are still, thankfully, a going concern).

You can stream the whole record below.

They also played a sold-out Brooklyn record release show at Union Pool on Saturday where they were just great, and other parts of the country will get a chance to see them on their just-announced spring tour which kicks off in late April. The tour wraps up in NYC with a show at Mercury Lounge on May 19 with LionLimb and Jaye Bartell also on the bill. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, March 2 at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with the album stream, below.

Olden Yolk - 2018 Tour Dates
3/4 // Cambridge, MA // Lilypad
4/27 // Winooski, VT // The Monkey House
4/28 // Portland, ME // The Apohadion Theater
4/29 // Rollinsford, NH // Sue's
5/1 // Montreal, QC // Casa del Popolo
5/2 // Toronto, ON // The Smiling Buddha
5/3 // Cleveland, OH // Happy Dog
5/4 // Chicago, IL // The Hideout
5/5 // Milwaukee, WI // Milwaukee Psych Fest
5/6 // Minneapolis, MN // Bryant Lake Bowl
5/8 // Bloomington, IN // The Blockhouse
5/9 // Nashville, TN // The High Watt
5/10 // Raleigh, NC // Neptune’s Parlor
5/11 // Washington, DC // DC9
5/18 // Philadelphia, PA // Everybody Hits
5/19 // New York, NY // Mercury Lounge w/ Lionlimb & Jaye Bartell