Photo By Jess Cavaluzzi

Charlottesville, Virginia’s Left & Right are streaming their new LP, The Yips. The record is officially out Friday, September 16th via WarHen Records but can be heard right now below. Combining elements of post-punk, alternative rock and a dash of indie, Left & Right find multiple ways to let their infectious songwriting shine in more than just one way. The band unleash with fury on “Trail Song” but open the record a bit more softly with “Mouse Drum,” preferring a reflective daze to dazzle and reel in the listener. From there on out it’s nothing but crushing dynamics infused with feel good rock beats.

Pre-Order The Yips here

Recording once again with Western Mass’s favorite son, Justin Pizzoferratto (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Speedy Ortiz), the band has delivered on the promises of their earlier work by pushing every aspect of their music to greater extremes. Louder, quieter, heavier, pop, abandoning all tropes except for their guitars. The result is a mixtape of loose rhythms, shear edges, and obsessive thoughts, coalescing into a piece showcasing four musicians after six years of shows, struggles, joys, and interpersonal growth reaching for the summit of what they can accomplish together creatively. From collegiate basement recorders to bus drivers to moving, living, working together, to van repairs and months away from anywhere, The Yips is what a band can become when it never fully knew what it wanted to be.


09/13 – Belchertown, MA @ Cold Spring Hollow w/ Kindling & Blessed State
09/15 – Providence, RI @ Dusk w/ Math the Band, Snowplows and Gertrude Atherton
09/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits (Album Release) w/ Sneeze, Friendship & Horsecops
09/17 – Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bazaar
09/18 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Golden Pony
09/20 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
09/22 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia
09/23 – Nashville, TN @ The End
09/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Motr Pub
09/26 – Chicago, IL @ Burlington Bar
09/27 – Kent, OH
09/28 – Pittsburgh, PA
09/29 – Lancaster, PA @ The Lizard Lounge
09/30 – Washington, DC / Baltimore, MD
10/01 – Brooklyn, NY
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ All Night Diner w/ Kal Marks & Blue Smiley


This is a rock n' roll takeover.

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