UMS Sunday night headliners, The Yawpers, found some time on their tour to write back to us about what they said is, “the best weekend of the year,” playing the Underground Music Showcase here in Denver, CO. Denver should be proud as this unruly trio has taken part in many notable weekends and festivals such as SXSW and Colorado Music Showcase since their start in 2011.
“Every year UMS gets bigger, better, and more outrageous. My memory of most of them, this is maybe our fourth year playing, is appropriately hazy,” explains The Yawpers. Hence the brevity of this article/interview in addition to the fact the guys have been on the road touring.
They will bring the tour to its conclusion this coming Sunday night when they hit the UMS Main Stage at 5:30pm. They knew to save the best for last and will surely end things with a bang as they always do onstage. “I think what people latch onto the most with our band is witnessing the energy of our live shows. We really take ‘leave it all on the field’ seriously.” Along with the guarantee of seeing a spectacle on stage and hearing their “barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world," a Walt Whitman line that inspired their band’s name, it’s the last date of their tour and they will be, “… exhausted and malnourished, which means there is a high likelihood that one of us will pass out (Ralf), or throw a punch at someone on stage. If that's your thing (and why wouldn't it be), we're your guys.”