Led by dynamic young singer-songwriter/guitarist Nate Cook, young Boulder trio the Yawpers (named after Walt Whitman’s promise to “sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world”) recall a grittier version of Wilco, with as much raw country sensibility as twisted indie imagination. Equally akin to Deer Tick, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Elvis, The Yawpers give a fresh blend of indie-country and rock ’n’ roll.
"With a rough-and-tumble aesthetic and a raw immediacy, the songs on [the Yawpers'] debut, Savage Blue, showcase Nate Cook’s penchant for heartbreaking metaphors and self-pity, as well as his bandmates’ ability to bring life to even the saddest of songs, while the unpolished production gives the tracks the itchy feeling of a rusty razor on a week of stubble" - Denver Post
"The Yawpers combine indie rock with country roots and come across as a sort of hardcore version of The Jayhawks. Savage Blue shows no signs of being a debut release. Nate Cook, along with cohorts Jesse Parmet and drummer Adam Perry, doesn’t use intricate arrangements to wow listeners. Instead, the band leans on a more reliable crutch, solid songwriting with simple musicianship" - Marquee Magazine
"In a sea of faceless bands attempting to cash in on the alt.country craze, Boulder, Colo., indie/Americana trio The Yawpers manages a fresh take on the age-old themes of drinkin’, lovin’ and Jesus-in’. Similar to Uncle Tupelo/Wilco or the more rootsy aspects of Modest Mouse’s The Moon & Antarctica, the group’s debut, Savage Blue, is an impressive foray into the world of acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies" - Santa Fe Reporter
"[The Yawpers] are quickly becoming the complete package - great songs, great musicianship and what a stage presence. A trifecta." - Doug Gaddy, Absolute Vinyl