"Yowie sounds like Einstein discovering the theory of relativity while hopped up on meth and psilocybin -- genius ideas of how everything connects spewed raw and uncontained, formulae and fact swirling in broken code, riding between rational thought and complete breakdown."
- Riverfront Times: Best Of St. Louis
"Damning with Faint Praise" is the second full length release from Yowie. This album surpasses the girth and intensity of their debut, "Cryptooology," an album that few have learned to decipher (or pronounce). "Damning with Faint Praise" moves through an array of multidimensional shifting structures, while inexplicably maintaining cohesion, and even, yes, grooves.
YOWIE COME RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE:
The Flying Luttenbachers
o "The climax of rock music. This is outsider music for our entire dimension. No band has had this sort of vision since Beefheart marinaded us with tales of Big Joan's anatomy. In the dozens of times I've listened to this album I've never heard the same album twice." - Loving Peter Cetera
o "Watching them live is like witnessing a reptile birth a human; utterly perplexing, yet amazing." - KDHX Radio
o "Yowie are the spastic, elastic-limbed progeny of the forefathers of prog, purveyors of a heady mix of energetic fervor and intelligent complexity." - Dusted Magazine
o "Like watching the capuchin monkeys of Saskatchewan beating a piñata with lengths of the province's indigenous bamboo. Imagine the glee with which they anticipate delicious banana taffy melting in their mouths. Imagine their screams of terror when the papier-mâché bursts and releases millions of giant, hissing cockroaches that devour them all. Who's the taffy now, monkeys?" - RFT Weekly
released October 12, 2012
Sr. (H), jb: electric guitar
Jeremiah Wonsewitz: electric guitar
supported by 5 fans who also own “Damning With Faint Praise”
I forced myself to wait for the LP to be delivered without listening to the preview tracks and booooy, was it worth the wait! The album feels darker and more focused than its already brilliant predecessor, yet it is incredibly fun following along with the riffs and ideas.
Side D cured my fear of infinity and replaced it with a cruesome fear of records that end too soon. Maik Maik