The Yawpers – Boy In A Well

  • September 6, 2017

Denver country punks The Yawpers third full-length, Boy in a Well, is a concept record about a mother abandoning her newborn child in World War I era France, with intermittent ruminations on Nate Cook’s (guitarist/singer) recent divorce and tones of Sigmund Freud’s Oedipus Complex throughout. Tying everything together is 34-page set of illustrations by Colonel J.D. Wilkes (Legendary Shack Shakers). Boy in a Well was co-producer by ex-Replacements member (and Bash & Pop) Tommy Stinson, who adds to the album’s trashy rock vibe. LP highlights include: the country touched “A Visitor is Welcomed”; the gorgeous “Room with a View”; the downtrodden “The Awe and the Anguish”; the whisper-quiet passion of “God’s Mercy”; the explosive rockabilly of “A Decision is Made”; and the swampy crash of “Mon Dieu.” Boy in a Well is an ambitious outing and shows The Yawpers pushing themselves creatively. I look forward to seeing where they take their music next. – Written by JFelton



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