Yotam from Useless ID is getting ready to release his second solo album "CALIFORNIA SOUNDS" via Hardline Entertainment Oct 30th 2015!
You can now stream the first single "California Sounds" here and pre-order the album here.
After celebrating 20 years of existence with punk band Useless ID and a final show in front of a hometown crowd in Israel, it was time to take a break. Yotam set out to the States for some soul searching, the result: “California Sounds”.
After living in his car and random houses all over the States for the past 6 months in 2015, around 70 shows in with the likes of Frank Turner, Chad Price, The Ataris, Laura Jane Grace and more, Yotam stopped by Bob Hoag's Flying Blanket Studios (Built to Spill, Ataris), armed with 10 brand new songs and going for a vibe where you enter a studio and leave a day later with an album done like in in the early years of Bob Dylan.
“Nobody does this anymore, everyone is so caught up in sounding perfect and auto tune and it just kills character” he says, then adds “Bob was amazing, we did 1-2 takes of each song, making very quick decisions”
All live with some overdubs here and there, the album was mixed the next day and mastered a month later by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room while Yotam passed by through Colorado for a show.
"California Sounds" is set to release Oct 30th via Hardline Entertainment followed by tours of Europe and the US starting in November.
1) Days of Living
2) Where is The Time
3) California Sounds
4) Heaven Sent
5) Silver and Gold
8) Tony Sly
10) Young Man Bones
11) Crawling (Bonus Track)