The Yelling (band)

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The Yelling
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Punk rock, hard rock, noise rock
Years active 2008-?
Labels Unsigned[1]
Associated acts Revis
Members Nathaniel Cox, Robert Davis, Michael Judd, Chris McKee

The Yelling (formerly Maryandi) were a punk rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in the spring of 2008 by former Revis members Nathaniel Cox and Robert Davis.[2]


Cox and Davis formed the Yelling because they wanted to pursue a new musical direction than they had with Revis,[3] and Davis has said that they went "back to their roots" with the Yelling's establishment.[4] Their musical style has been described as "a polyembryonal gametophyte mutation of Jack White, David Bowie, Angus Young, Cedric Bixler and Ozzy,"[5] and as "a spell-bound vortex of piercing rhythms and serrated amp swells."[6] Many other sources have also stated that their music sounds much like that of the '70s,[6][7] with one reviewer comparing their sound to "Led Zeppelin crash[ing] a Who recording session being produced by Iron Butterfly."[8] They released a self-titled EP on October 7, 2008,[9] which contained five songs. The last song on the EP, "Blood on the Steps", was featured on Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack,[10] and on a compilation album issued by Tankfarm Records entitled "Future Sounds 32", released a day after their eponymous EP.[11] Billboard wrote that with regard to this song, its "...the thick, fuzzy chords; warbly bass slides; and get-this-party-started intent" "put the bombastic stoner jam in White Stripes territory."[12] Muzikreviews wrote that on their EP, the Yelling "...take their messy, machine-gun sound and blow it up inside listeners’ ears, content to mash an old-school rockabilly format with a fresher razoresque distortion," and compared the EP's sound to that of the early Smashing Pumpkins. The reviewer, Kevin Leidel, awarded the EP a rating of four and a half (out of five) stars.[13] It was widely reported that they were planning on releasing a full length album, entitled "Long Time My Love" (also the second track on their eponymous EP), either in April[6] or in the fall of 2009, but while a single, "21st Century Freak," was released, the album never was as the band broke up shortly before its scheduled release date.[14]


  • The Yelling (self-released EP, 2008)


  1. ^ Bronson, Kevin (15 April 2009). "The Yelling brings the past into the future". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Bergen, Molly (5 October 2008). "Lock Up Your Daughters: The Yelling is Coming to Town". Archived from the original on 6 November 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "What All The Yelling is About". 3 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Malkovich, Becky (14 November 2008). "Benton rockers still playing L.A. music scene". The Southern Illinoisan. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Can You Hear the Yelling?". 27 May 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Holehouse, Chris (19 February 2009). "Band Profile: The Yelling" (PDF). The Epoch Times. pp. C2. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Staker, Brian (4 June 2009). "ALL OVER BUT… The Yelling". Blurt. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Tobin, David (16 December 2008). "The Yelling: Classic rock invades their bodies". Campus Circle. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  9. ^ The Yelling EP
  10. ^ Exclusive Features: Radio Station Updates and Soundtrack
  11. ^ Pop!, Paul (8 October 2008). "Future Sounds From the Tankfarm". Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  12. ^ Titus, Christa (15 November 2008). "Blood on the Steps". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 29, 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  13. ^ Leidel, Kevin (28 January 2009). "The Yelling Review". Muzikreviews. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  14. ^ The Yelling at Musikgeist