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Yam Haus Dive Deep In Brand New Single "First To Try"

The Minneapolis-based indie alt-rock trio, Yam Haus, are thrilled to announce the release of their latest single, "First To Try." This heartfelt track marks the band's first release of 2024 and serves as a candid reflection on exploring anxiety and the search for self-acceptance. Fans can listen to the brand new track HERE, and watch the new lyric video HERE or at the link below.

With its raw honesty and poignant lyrics, "First to Try" offers a glimpse into the inner turmoil that many individuals grapple with silently. Through their music, Yam Haus seek to shed light on these universal struggles, by providing a safe space for listeners who may be facing similar challenges.

Speaking on today's news, the band shares:

"First to Try is about anxiety and self loathing and believing lies about yourself. A lot of these lies are formed when you’re young and you carry them with you into adulthood and they affect the people closest to you. It’s about feeling stuck in cyclical behaviors that cause more pain than necessary. It’s about feeling trapped by your own humanity, unworthy of love, and feeling powerless to do anything to fix it. I believe this is something we all feel to varying degrees throughout our lives."

As Yam Haus continue to carve their path in the music industry, the trio remain steadfast in their commitment to finding strength in raw emotion and breaking down stigmas across various difficult topics. Venturing into the remainder of 2024 and beyond, their message remains clear: vulnerability is not weakness, but rather a source of strength and connection.

Having shared the stage alongside renowned acts such as The Killers, Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, Blue October, and Bishop Briggs, Yam Haus have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the indie alt-rock realm. Their relentless dedication to the stage and genuine connection with audiences shine through their impressive history of over 100 shows to date, half of which had taken place just last year.

With over 20 million streams across their total catalog, Yam Haus continue to captivate audiences worldwide with their honest lyricism and authentic narratives. Their latest EP, "Stupid and Famous", fueled with infectious energy and genuine resonance, cemented their reputation as a band unafraid to bare their souls through their music.

Be sure to stay tuned for more new music from Yam Haus coming soon.


A lot of musical acts try to build on the success of their early music. But for indie-rock band Yam Haus, each time they release new music is a new step in their musical evolution — particularly this time around. It’s been a half-decade, three EPs, more than a dozen singles, a lost band member, an appearance on American Song Contest and a global pandemic since the Minneapolis-based trio last put forth a major release. But now they’re back with Stupid and Famous, a seven-track EP that effectively serves as the emergence of their new rock-focused musical identity. 

Helmed by award-winning mixer/producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, M83), Stupid and Famous is a catchy blend of indie-rock that still serves up the unforgettable hooks Yam Haus became known for, while also bringing a new level of songwriting maturity and musical complexity to their profile. With four of the seven tracks (“Rafters,” “Sandcastle,” “Stupid and Famous,” and “Shakin’ Yer Hips) released as singles ahead of the EP, Yam Haus is quickly shedding its pop image and establishing itself as a genuine guitar-driven act. The band is growing up alongside the Gen Z audience that dove into their old music, while also allowing their personality, emotions, authenticity and humor to shine a bit more and earn an expanded audience with the new output. 

But despite the sustained success on both sides of the pandemic — both digitally (15 million streams, 20 million YouTube views, 2 million TikTok likes, 25k+ followers on TikTok, Instagram and Spotify) and physically (100+ shows including 50+ headlining and supporting artists like Blue October and Bishop Briggs) — Yam Haus feels like they’re just getting started. At the very least, Pruitt’s committed to the journey in ways not easily changed. “I got the band tattooed on my ass, so I’m here for the long game.”

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