Telekinetic Yeti, the Iowa-based duo of Alex Baumann (guitar/vocals) and Rockwel Heim (drums) whose self-released debut album earned them accolades across the metal underground, have set a July 8th, 2022, release date for their Tee Pee Records’ debut, “Primordial”.
“This song is about searching for meaning and purpose amidst the ubiquitous suffering we endure”, explains Baumann. “It’s also about something long lost being rediscovered, and the resonating ripples of butterfly effects from the ancient past that affect all life today. We really liked filming in this location because it had such a meditative and surreal quality to it. We felt that it fit the themes of the song well”.
Watch the Joe Gibbs directed video for the new single “Ancient Nug” below.
Telekinetic Yeti’s debut album, “Abominable”, was one of the year’s most talked about debuts, with The Obelisk dubbing it the “debut of the year”, and saying “it could have been another band’s second or third record for the level of cohesion on display”. Metal Injection noted their “explosive live show” as tours with Clutch, Red Fang and Weedeater followed. With “Primordial”, the band takes their game to a whole new level. The album explores themes as diverse as evolution, sorcery, black magic and the contradictions of the gloriously uplifting yet simultaneously melancholic human condition.
“Primordial” was produced by Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness). Album pre-orders are available here, with the collection available on several limited-edition colored vinyl variants, CD and digitally.
2. Ancient Nug
3. Ghost Train Haze
4. Stoned Ape Theory
5. Light in a Dying World
7. Toke Wizard
8. Rogue Planet
9. Tides of Change
10. Invention of Fire
11. Cult of Yeti
The band will spend the remainder of the year touring with a slot already on deck for Desertfest NYC.
US Tour Dates 2022:
May 12 Youngstown, OH Westside Bowl
May 14 Boston, MA Middle East
May 15 New York, NY Desertfest NYC